New York Jets
- 2014 Finish: 4-12, 4th in AFC East
- Top Positional Need: Quarterback
Let’s face it, the New York Jets haven’t had a quarterback since Joe Namath.
Okay, so there might be a few Ken O’Brien or Chad Pennington lovers out there, but now that we live in such a quarterback dominant league, new boss Mike Maccagnan needs to have the word quarterback on the brain every morning when he’s scarfing down those eggs.
- Geno Smith
- Ryan Fitzpatrick
- Matt Simms
Quarterback is that one spot in today’s game for which a new general manager-head coach combo cannot live without. For those lucky souls who have a franchise guy, they count their blessings on an hourly basis.
For those that don’t, such as Maccagnan, they’ll do anything in their power to obtain one.
The question with the Jets heading into the 2015 draft is whether Marcus Mariota peaks Maccagnan’s interest. From all indications it seems they aren’t as enamored as the rest of the league is.
With the No. 6 pick in the draft, they remain in the perfect spot to trade down and fill other needs such as offensive line or edge rusher.
A little over a month from now it could be Chip Kelly who Jets fans love most.
There’s nothing worse than picking the wrong franchise quarterback in the Top 10. That’s when jobs are lost, futures are ruined, and franchises are set back three to five seasons.
If they don’t trade out of the spot, look for the Jets to secure a top edge rusher such as Shane Ray or Vic Beasley during the 2015 Draft. That dominating edge player on defense could be the last missing ingredient to a top unit in 2015.
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