We have talked about how likely it is for the teams in front of the Jets to take a quarterback. What about the teams picking behind them? Are there any that might try to trade ahead of the Jets for a signal caller?
Once again, here is our Rex Ryan-Mark Sanchez color coded grading system.
Red: Little chance of this team drafting a quarterback early
Yellow: This team drafting a quarterback early is plausible but not the most pressing matter
Green: This team has a high likelihood of drafting a quarterback early
21. Washington Redskins
Current Starter: Kirk Cousins
Is Kirk Cousins the future in Washington? It is tough to say. After a promising year, they sure hope so. He is sure to get a chance. This is not a team likely to invest in a quarterback.
22. Houston Texans
Current Starter: Brock Osweiler
The Texans just made a huge investment to make Osweiler their starter. They are not about to invest a first round pick in another quarterback
23. Minnesota Vikings
Current Starter: Teddy Bridgewater
How high is Bridgewater's ceiling? That is up for debate, but he has shown enough in his first two years for the Vikings to continue to build their future around him.
24. Cincinnati Bengals
Current Starter: Andy Dalton
Dalton seemed like he was making big strides last year before he got hurt. As a backup, the Bengals have a young quarterback in A.J. McCarron who would have a fourth quarter Playoff comeback to his record had some of his teammates on defense not melted down.
25. Pittsburgh Steelers
Current Starter: Ben Roethlisberger
I want to say red, but Roethlisberger is 34 and always banged up. I think it is unlikely the Steelers would take a quarterback, but I could see them as a wild card.
26. Seattle Seahawks
Current Starter: Russell Wilson
Seattle started shifting more of the offensive load to Wilson last year, and he rose to the occasion. It would be surprising if he was not a star with the Seahawks for a long time.
27. Green Bay Packers
Current Starter: Aaron Rodgers
Who would take a quarterback with Rodgers in his prime?
28. Kansas City Chiefs
Current Starter: Alex Smith
You might not love Smith, but he has been the quarterback on three straight winning teams in Kansas City. How much of that is due to him is up to debate, but the people running the Chiefs seem satisfied.
*New England Patriots
Current Starter: Tom Brady
The Patriots lost their first round pick due to the deflated footballs controversy. Brady is near the end of the line, but they have a recent second round pick in Jimmy Garoppolo in whom they were willing to trust a quarter of their season to last year.
29. Arizona Cardinals
Current Starter: Carson Palmer
Palmer might continue his late career renaissance in 2016, but the Cardinals need to think about the future. They do not want to find themselves without a viable option when Palmer retires like they were when Kurt Warner called it quits.
30. Carolina Panthers
Current Starter: Cam Newton
Teams with 26 year old reigning MVP's tend to not look for replacements at quarterback.
31. Denver Broncos
Current Starter: Mark Sanchez
The Broncos are aiming to repeat as Super Bowl Champions. Call me crazy, but I don't think Mark Sanchez is a good quarterback to having starting in such a situation.