Giants in flawless spot to pounce following blockbuster Jets deal

Giants in flawless spot to pounce following blockbuster Jets deal

Giants in flawless spot to pounce following blockbuster Jets deal

The New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts agreed to a blockbuster trade with just a few weeks left until the 2018 NFL Draft.

After failing to land quarterback Kirk Cousins, the Jets will likely land a top quarterback with the move from No. 6 to No. 3.

Colts general manager Chris Ballard said the teams had been discussing a potential trade since early in the week.

"We looked in free agency and we just didn't feel like we were at a point to where we wanted to add some of the guys at the price that they were at, " Ballard told Colts.com. There's not a single draft expert out there who would conclude that quarterbacks make up the top-three overall players in the draft.

The only question was whether or not the Jets would be able to draft one of the top quarterbacks. If the Giants are taking a quarterback, they are staying put at No. 2 and taking him.

The move strongly suggests the Jets will take one of the five first-round worthy quarterbacks in this year's draft.


However, the Jets have been among the more active franchises when it comes to scouting Mayfield.

Clearly not in the market for a quarterback with franchise signal caller Andrew Luck returning from injury, Indianapolis was in prime position to move down from the No. 3 spot.

The New York Jets are moving on up.

NY also added two quarterbacks in free agency with veteran Josh McCown returning and Teddy Bridgewater coming from Minnesota following a knee dislocation two years ago. They now have the sixth overall pick in the first round, three picks in the second round, and an extra second-round pick in 2019. Winning football games is important for the Jets.

Baker Mayfield could be the objection of the New York Jets' affection. How he would fare behind the New York Jets' offensive line remains to be seen.

The NFL draft takes place April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Sure, they give up the chance to take Bradley Chubb or Saquon Barkley, but they still have a pick in the top-6 plus plenty of other opportunities to fill holes on the roster.

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