The New York Jets made the move to go up in the draft this past April, as they zeroed in on their franchise quarterback. For this franchise, they had not had that signal-caller they could call a franchise quarterback since the days of Joe Namath, but they appear to have found him in USC’s Sam Darnold.
During the summer, Darnold actually won the starting job in New York, and barely 21-years old, he will be the youngest starting quarterback in the history of the NFL. His future is definitely bright, and based on what we have seen in the preseason, he has the talent to be one heck of a quarterback in this league very soon.
When it comes to who the Jets should draft with their first round pick in 2019, they should look to bring in someone to protect his blindside for the next 10-15 years. That player should be Trey Adams, who has the size, and feet to be an elite left tackle in the league, and is the kind of player you can plug in to play in year one.
Adams sat out Washington’s opener with a back issue, so that is definitely something to keep an eye on as the season wears on. The Jets have a lot of holes on the offensive side of the ball, but Adams fixes one of those immediately, and after investing in your starting quarterback, why not invest in someone to protect him long-term.