The New York Jets caved to peer pressure last year and drafted Geno Smith with their second round pick, but the team is far from sold that he’s going to be a franchise quarterback. The Jets are hardly giving up on Smith after just a single season of having no targets to throw to, but they’re also not overlooking a deep quarterback class just because they took a guy high last year.
As Rex Ryan has found out, you’re only as good as your quarterback and that has him on an endless hunt to find the right guy. According to The New York Post, the Jets have met with UCF quarterback and first-round prospect Blake Bortles at the NFL Combine.
According to ESPN New York, the Orlando Sentinel reported Monday the Jets met with Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles at the NFL Scouting Combine. The Jets, who own the 18th pick in the draft, were one of eight teams to interview the 6-foot-4 prospect.
It’s very unlikely that Borltes slips all the way past the middle of the draft to the Jets at No. 18 but it’s possible they could move up to get him. It all depends on how much he’s coveted as a meeting shouldn’t be read into, yet it also shouldn’t be ignored.