Ian Rapoport says the Jets are so serious about taking a quarterback at the top of this week’s NFL Draft that they cancelled meetings with top prospects from other positions.
The #Jets desire for a QB at No. 3 is well-chronicled and you don’t trade up from 6 to 3 without a passer in mind. But worth mentioning: They’ve cancelled Top 30 meetings with top prospects who aren’t QBs… because they simply aren’t going in that direction.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 24, 2018
This is the time of year where there are plenty of smokescreens and false rumors, but Rapoport is as reliable of a reporter as exists in the NFL. If he is saying something, it has legs.
It is common sense that the Jets are taking a quarterback. Simply put, you don’t surrender three second round picks to move up three slots for anything else. The positional value just isn’t there.
As much as anything, this seems like a time management test. We all know the Jets are taking a quarterback third overall. This is a busy time of year for everybody in the front office. There isn’t reason to use resources on players the team has no intention of selecting in the Draft.