Jets “very intrigued” by possibility of trading down in first round

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Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan said at the Scouting Combine that the team “would absolutely” consider trading down from the No. 3 overall pick if the right offer came their way.

Maccagnan met the media at the league meetings in Arizona on Monday and he wanted to make sure that anyone who might have missed those comments heard his message. The G.M. wasn’t holding a for sale sign above his head while talking to reporters, but that was essentially the message.

“We’re very open to potentially moving back from three,” Maccagnan said, via the New York Post. “I wouldn’t envision us moving up in the draft. I think you can rule that one out. If we end up staying at three and taking a player, we think there are some very good players at three. But we’d definitely be interested if another team came with an offer that we felt was worthy of moving out of the spot. We would definitely consider that. Not to say we’re committed to doing it, but we’d definitely be very intrigued by that.”

Maccagnan said there have been some discussions with other teams, but nothing substantive at this point. If that changes, it may be because a team looking for a quarterback wants to move ahead of the Raiders at No. 4 as they are working out quarterback prospects Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins. Raiders coach Jon Gruden has also said that Derek Carr will be their 2019 quarterback, so there’s a lot of smoke in the air with the draft starting in less than a month.

38 responses to “Jets “very intrigued” by possibility of trading down in first round

  1. What would it take to move from no first round pick this year to the number 3 pick this year. Dallas has added depth. But need another prescience as a pass rusher. Lawerence is not happy. Might hold out. Would a package of Lawerence and a pick next year work? Probably hurt this year but look at upside. Affordable edge rusher, there are other pieces that are going to command high dollar extension. Tomlin finally said something I liked we need volunteers not prisoners to make this work. Remember the cap. Prescott, Cooper, Elliott, both young linebackers, and then your two young corners. 20,000,000 plus million goes a long way on your needs in next two years.

  2. Good grief… typical Jets…… would walk away from either Bosa or Josh Allen.

    You can’t make this stuff up.

  3. Maccagnan must think picks at, let’s say,15, 47, and 192 are better than their first, second or third overall rated player.

  4. Jets haven’t had an edge rusher since John Abraham a decade and a half ago so how can they pass up on Allen or Bosa?

  5. I could see both the Lions and Bucs being interested in trading up for Bosa or Allen or Quinnen Williams. Even the Raiders may trade up 1 or 2 spots to ensure they get the player they want. Don’t be surprised to see any, or all, of the top 3 teams trade back.

  6. Top 5 that should want to trade with them (to get Haskins) IMHO are:

    1. Bucs
    2. Skins
    3. Giants
    4. Broncos
    5. tie – Panthers, Cincy, Miami

  7. With this years QB’s grading lower than the top 4 chosen last year, only a stupid desperate GM would trade up for a QB that both look to be 3rd round talent at best, EJ Manuel level. It looks like the QB desperate teams Cincinnati, Miami, Giants, Jacksonville, Tennessee and Raiders don’t forget time will catch-up to the Pats, Saints and San Diego, all of these teams seem to be holding out for next. Maybe a team could offer the Jets their number one and a 7th for the 3rd pick. This year’s draft lacks QB value so I don’t see anyone making a move.

    Trading up for a D-end is a stupid idea, why give up picks for a pick that has a 50% chance to be a bust, that is how teams get ruined for years. Smart teams always trade down because more picks offsets the 50% bust rate.

  8. Jets GM is just blowing smoke, as are any other team that is commenting at this time. Jets would be crazy to pass on an elite pass rusher that they could keep around for a decade. “Dahhh, we are open to making a move if the price is right, don’t think we will move up though” dahhhh

  9. Clara wasn’t much better with Garappolo last than without him. Their prize, so bad that they pick @ #2….and now Clara fans think Muellens has serious trade value??? What next?

  10. Denver may want to trade up. There are “reports” that they are meeting with the top 4 quarterback prospects. May be they are getting some insurance against the possibility that Joe Flacco is actually washed up.

  11. The Jets were the buyers last year in almost the exact same position as the Colts were when they made the trade.

    The Jets gave up the 6th Pick, Two 2nd Rounders last year, and a 2nd Rounder for 2019 to move up 3 spots.

    The Jets took Sam Darnold with that 3rd. The Colts took All Pro Quentin Nelson with the 6th. Colts stockpiled picks and got the same guy they were likely taking at 3rd.

    If the Jets get a chance to get the haul the Colts received, they’d be foolish not to take it.

  12. OK – can we just agree that EVERY GM is intrigued by this. Every single one.

    It’s rare that a GM wouldn’t want to do that.

    So let’s limit the fluff articles.

  13. spikeit2times says:
    March 26, 2019 at 10:21 am

    I could see both the Lions and Bucs being interested in trading up for Bosa or Allen or Quinnen Williams. Even the Raiders may trade up 1 or 2 spots to ensure they get the player they want. Don’t be surprised to see any, or all, of the top 3 teams trade back.

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    Is Bosa/Allen/WIlliams THAT much better than say Sweat and a second round pick? Because I don’t think the drop off is that valuable to the Lions, even though I do recognize that a drop off exists. The Bucs have too many needs also, they won’t go all in for a specific player.

    Unless it’s a QB or LT, a struggling team is unlikely to trade up.

  14. jackedupboonie says:

    March 26, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Clara wasn’t much better with Garappolo last than without him. Their prize, so bad that they pick @ #2….and now Clara fans think Muellens has serious trade value??? What next?

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    Yeah you’re certainly jacked up if you think ANYONE has said Mullens has significant trade value.

    You pulled that out of the same place as your lame Santa Clara line.

  15. maurysline says:
    March 26, 2019 at 9:11 am
    Good grief… typical Jets…… would walk away from either Bosa or Josh Allen.

    You can’t make this stuff up.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    They won’t trade until they are called. They will want to see who is still available at 3.

  16. IDK why people keepng saying dont trade with Giants. I would absolutely do a deal with Giants BUT only if they part with their 6th and 17th first round picks, plus swapping their 2nd rd pick for our 3rd rounder we got from saints. That way we’ll still be able to draft a pass rusher at the 6th and take Montez Sweat , but also be able to draft the best available CB at the 17th (Greedy Williams or DeAndre Baker) and then draft a C with the 2nd rd pick. I wouldnt hesitate to take this deal, heck id thrown in Darron Lee if i had too.

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