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Jets acquire No. 3 pick in trade with Colts

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New York Jets pulled off a blockbuster deal on Saturday morning. They now have the No. 3 pick in April’s NFL Draft.

In exchange for acquiring the No. 3 pick, the Colts are receiving the No. 6 overall pick in this year’s draft. They are also receiving the 37th and 49th overall pick (second-round picks) in this year’s draft.

Included in the package is a second-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

The Jets would not make this move if they are clearly not in love with a quarterback. Despite re-signing Josh McCown and signing Teddy Bridgewater, the team still needs a long-term answer.

Both McCown and Bridgewater signed one-year deals.

While the draft is just six weeks away, the Jets have to be in love with one of the four quarterbacks. Those draftees include Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, and Baker Mayfield.

The Jets have not had a franchise quarterback since Mark Sanchez. He was the starter until the butt fumble when his career went into a downward spiral.

The Colts would not make this deal if they are not a 100% sure that their franchise quarterback, Andrew Luck, will be ready to go at the beginning of the season. Luck missed the entire 2017 season with a shoulder injury.

Indianapolis, unlike the Jets, do not have as many needs that they could focus on in the draft. If quarterbacks goes with two or three of top four picks, then they would have options to select running back Saquon Barkley, safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, defensive end Bradley Chubb or guard Quentin Nelson.

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