The Jets are open to trading the No. 3 pick in this year’s draft.
“Right now, we feel good at No. 3, but I’d definitely say if there’s an opportunity to trade down, we would absolutely look at it,” general manager Mike Maccagnan told reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday.
“If there’s an opportunity for us to move back and acquire more picks, that’s definitely something we’d be potentially interested in.” – GM Mike Maccagnan
— New York Jets (@nyjets) February 27, 2019
New York took quarterback Sam Darnold with the No. 3 pick in last year’s draft, so it is unlikely the team will take a signal-caller once again.
Taking that into account, a team looking to move up to get one of the two perceived premier QBs in the draft in Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins or Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray might love to grab the Jets’ pick.
Several teams have a need at quarterback including the Dolphins, who are planning to release Ryan Tannehill. Miami has the No. 13 pick.
Oakland is another team that could have interest and it has three first-round picks, which would be very appealing in a trade with New York.
The team is also comfortable standing pat.
“If we end up picking a player at three, we’ll feel really good,” Maccagnan said. “If there’s an opportunity for us to move back and acquire more picks, that’s something we’d definitely be potentially interested in. It would have to be the right kind of deal, but I definitely wouldn’t rule anything out at this point in time.”