Jets work out Patrick Mahomes

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The Jets already have two young quarterbacks on their roster, but they may be planning to add a third in this month’s draft.

Former Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes worked out for the Jets this morning, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Mahomes has had a busy schedule this offseason. At his Pro Day on Friday, he worked out for 28 teams, showing off a strong arm with a 78-yard heave. He has also had private workouts with the Bengals, Chargers, Cardinals, Saints and Browns.

The Jets are expected to start veteran Josh McCown, at least at the beginning of the 2017 season, but they’re also developing 2016 second-round pick Christian Hackenberg and 2015 fourth-round pick Bryce Petty. Last year they kept four quarterbacks on the 53-player roster, and it’s possible they will again this year if they draft a quarterback this month.

6 responses to “Jets work out Patrick Mahomes

  1. As a Patriots fan, I love it!

    They’re going to blow their top pick on this guy and set their franchise back for another 5 years. They blew it with Sanchize, then with Geno.

    Maybe they’re planning on taking Mahomes in the 2nd round, but that’s still too high.

  2. It cracks me up how people jump at this stuff. I wish I could rattle off the list of people that were ‘in for workouts’ from last year.

  3. There’s no reason to keep 4 QBs for a 4th round pick from 3 drafts ago whose ceiling is maybe a decent backup. The 2nd round pick from last year might not even be worth a roster spot, but most teams keep those a few years rather than admit failure too soon. Still, 4th rounders are cut every year in the year they were drafted and never make it. And a 2nd round QB has even been cut in his 2nd season as recently as 2010.

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