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Jets send three second-round picks to Colts, move up from No. 6 to No. 3

Mar
29

The Jets want to draft their franchise quarterback next month, and they’re getting closer to making it happen.

The Adolphus Washington Jersey Colts and Jets both announced a trade this morning that features the Jets trading up with the Colts, from No. 6 to No. 3 in the first round of this year’s draft. Moving up three spots cost the Jets three second-round picks: Their own second-round pick (No. 37 overall), the Seahawks’ second-round pick (No. 49 overall, acquired in last year’s Sheldon Richardson trade), and the Jets’ 2019 second-round pick.

After missing out on Kirk Cousins, the Jets re-signed Josh McCown and added free agent Teddy Bridgewater. But they also want to draft a quarterback, and they apparently think a franchise quarterback is going to be there at No. 3 who wouldn’t be there at No. 6.
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With the Lions in the NFC North, Cousins will have at least nine indoor games per year. ing outdoors at FedEx Field for the first six years of his career (with half of them as the full-time starter), Cousins rarely ed inside. Last year in New Orleans, he completed 68.8 percent of this throws, averaged 10.1 yards per attempt, threw three touchdown passes and no interceptions, and racked up a passer rating of 132.6 in a game against the Saints.

The Saints won the game. But winning and losing hinges on plenty of factors beyond quarterback. Adding Cousins to a team that already has plenty of talent and that s its home games indoors could be the thing that pushes the franchise back to the heights it enjoyed in the 1970s, with three Super Bowl appearances in four years.

And maybe this time at least one Super Bowl win.

Marcus Cannon Elite Jersey Six years after teams lined up out the door for a chance to be officially rejected by an aging and impaired Peyton Manning, only three came to the table for the first under-30-and-fully-healthy franchise quarterback to hit free agency, ever. That’s a direct product of the fact that plenty of other options existed in free agency, trade, and the draft to address quarterback needs.

In most years, there aren’t enough bad quarterbacks to go around. This year, there were more quarterbacks (good, bad, or otherwise) than places to put them.