With the Geno Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick as the only two NFL-caliber quarterbacks on the roster, it appears the New York Jets should be in the market for a signal caller when the draft comes calling.
However, it is being reported that the Jets would pass on Oregon’s Marcus Mariota if given the opportunity (via ESPN.com).
This is provided Mariota slides past the quarterback-needy teams selecting ahead of the Jets at six.
ESPN’s Rich Cimini also indicated that the Jets are happy moving forward with Smith and Fitzpatrick under center, at least at this moment in time. The Jets are also making it known that they might be willing to trade their sixth draft pick to another team in order to acquire additional selections.
Teams who may be willing to trade with the Jets with the hope that Mariota is still around at No. 6 could be the Cleveland Browns, St. Louis Rams and Philadelphia Eagles, all of whom currently have questionable quarterback situations. Other teams such as the San Francisco 49ers and Miami Dolphins may look to move up for a wide receiever.
This is only news provided the Jets aren’t just blowing a bunch of smoke out of their back ends in the days leading up to the draft.
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