Posted on April 14, 2018 at 05:00 AM | Updated on April 14, 2018 at 05:03 a.m.
By Darryl Slater | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
As we prepare for the NFL 2018 Draft, the Jets are watching Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield. But the search for a quarterback is not the only thing that happens with the Jets. With that in mind, let us answer your questions in this week's Jets mailbag.
Among the themes of this week, is Josh Rosen or Baker Mayfield a better choice for the Jets?
Anger on Staten Island, via email: I think there's a possibility that the Giants put Bradley Chubb in the n. 2. I think the Browns lead Josh Allen first in the general. And then, Sam Darnold falls into the lap of the Jets, like Jamal Adams and Leonard Williams. Thoughts?
I do not see that happening, but the Jets would obviously love this. I would be surprised if both the Browns and the Giants go to Sam Darnold. He is probably the best quarterback in this draft class. Chubb is a very strong pass rusher, and I suppose the Giants could take him, but it would be silly, if Darnold is still on the board. The Giants need to get their quarterback of the future. That's more important than replacing Jason Pierre-Paul. If Josh Allen goes first overall to the Browns (which is possible), the Giants could also try to change that No. 2 selection to a needed quarterback team. The odds are not good for Darnold to land with the Jets, but I guess strange things have happened.
Tom, by email: With the Jets having multiple needs, but only six draft picks, what are the chances that someone can be replaced by another team (for depth / special teams)? Someone who stands out as possible?
Yes, the Jets could try to complement their list in this way. But for the most part, the free agency signings have ended and the teams have turned their attention to the draft. Remember, the Jets have enough last-round picks (one in rounds 4-7) so they can get depth players that way.
I agree. Josh Allen is probably not ready to start in 2018. If the Jets finished with one of the other three quarterbacks, he could see any of them play this season. But I would not be surprised if Josh McCown is the starter of Week 1, and the rookie ends up taking over at some point later in the season. Fans will shake hands for this, McCown starting in week 1 for the draft pick, but there's nothing wrong with it.