NY sent the Indianapolis Colts the sixth overall pick, the 37th overall pick, the 49th overall pick and a second-round pick next year.
This is a smart move by the Colts because they don't need a quarterback (hopefully). The last time was in 2009, when the Jets acquired the No. 5 pick and drafted quarterback Mark Sanchez - who was also the last offensive player selected in the first round by NY.
What also helped the Colts is that it's not like they're missing just one key player on their roster. They can continue to acquire talent and build towards the future with drafting younger players. That's a double win if the dominos fall that way.
The assumption now is the Jets are trading up to take a quarterback.More news: Nidahas Trophy: Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka to enter final
According to most draft analysts, the top non-QBs are Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb, Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson, Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick and Washington defensive tackle Vita Vea.
After losing out on the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes, they brought back Josh McCown on a one-year deal worth $10 million on Wednesday. USC's Sam Darnold, UCLA's Josh Rosen, Wyoming's Josh Allen and Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield are all considered potential top-five selections. But that's spending heavily for two players who might not play large roles in the grand scheme. What if the top four are gone and they're left in the cold? And now the Jets have basically ensured Dorsey will go QB at No. 1 to get his guy with Gang Green leaping Cleveland at No. 4. Now it appears as if they will have limited selection, with not only the Jets moving up but the Giants taking a QB with the second pick. They want to find their franchise quarterback in April.
The Bills hold an all-time series lead against the Jets. It also raises an eyebrow to the notion that the Jets may have been able to lock down either of those quarterbacks at No. 6.