Way too early look at Jets’ potential quarterback saviors in ’18 draft – New York Jets Blog – New York Jets News

Way too early look at Jets’ potential quarterback saviors in ’18 draft – New York Jets Blog – New York Jets News

A look at what’s happening around the New York Jets:

1. Looking out for No. 1: They haven’t said this publicly, but the Jets’ rebuilding plan focuses, in large part, on next year’s quarterback-heavy draft. Owner Woody Johnson, always fixated on the quarterback position, is thinking big — 2017 season, be damned.

The three prospects creating the most buzz are USC’s Sam Darnold and UCLA’s Josh Rosen (both listed as 6-foot-4), along with Wyoming’s Josh Allen (6-foot-5). I spoke with an AFC scout who has done extensive work on all three, and he shared his thoughts on the condition of anonymity. Keep in mind, they’re draft-eligible underclassmen, so there’s no guarantee they will turn pro. (See: Peyton Manning, 1997.)

“It makes a whole lot of sense if they get a Sam Darnold to start their re-boot,” the scout said of the Jets’ plan. “Honestly, if they’re pulling a Cleveland Browns, they can’t go wrong with any one of these guys.”

His thoughts on each quarterback:

  • Darnold (career stats: 13 games, 67.2 completion percentage, 31 touchdowns, nine interceptions): “He’s pretty much as advertised. He’s extremely heady and smart. He’s technically sound and very accurate. He sees the game and he sees the big picture. There’s a poise about him that’s uncommon. He just plays the game fast and smart. He won’t have as many weapons this year, so that will be something to watch. … I didn’t (scout) Deshaun Watson, but I think he’s a better prospect than (Patrick) Mahomes and (Mitchell) Trubisky. He doesn’t have as good an arm as some guys, but he’s accurate and has great instincts for the position.”

  • Rosen (19 games, 59.7 percentage, 33…

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