Count Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen as someone who likes what the Jets did on Saturday in trading up from No. 6 to No. 3 in the NFL Draft.
“If [they] find a guy they fall in love with, I think that’s a team’s job to go get them if they feel that’s the future of their program,” Allen said on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday. “They only traded three second-round picks for it.”
Last Saturday morning, the Jets traded a pair of 2018 second-round picks and next year’s second-rounder to the Colts in order to switch spots in the first round and, in all likelihood, select a quarterback at No. 3.
Who will that player be?
It could all depend on what the teams ahead of the Jets do. The Browns have the No. 1 overall pick and selecting a quarterback seems the right play for them. The Giants, at No. 2, have Eli Manning, yet the lure of getting one of the top quarterbacks in the draft is tempting. There’s also the Bills at No. 12, with a surplus of high picks and the potential to move up again in the first round.
The Jets will be considering Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield, Lamar Jackson and Allen as the top quarterback options.