johnnysd Posted April 2, 2021 Share Posted April 2, 2021 32 minutes ago, derp said: Could you expand upon the bold? Recent track record of QB’s drafted 1-3 is pretty gross - and whether that’s because the NFL is taking the wrong guys at the top of the draft or guys are failing without a quality supporting cast I think it’s a concern at #2 for the Jets this year since I don’t think the criteria has changed much and the supporting cast on offense is still aggressively mediocre. Sure. There are a lot of reasons for the Jets to draft QB at #2 in general not tied to a specific QB: 1. A QB at #2 is on a rookie contact, which pays around $20 million per year less than a Top QB which provides a lot more cap room to build a team 2, Drafting a QB allows that QB to be developed and groomed exactly the way you want without needing him to unlearn the coaching he received in other systems 3. We have a new HC and coaching staff and they get "their guy" 4. We do not need to spend additional draft capital to get an elite QB prospect. So the opportunity cost of selecting him is minimized. Even if he completely busts it is not a franchise killer. Yes the Jets could trade down and get more picks but the decision needs to be made if those picks are worth the loss of potentially getting a franchise guy. The Darnold situation was different. It cost us 3 2s to get him. We do not lose draft capital this time. 5. It is a very strong QB class and we can get the #2 or #1 prospect in some opinions. 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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