It has been a while since the New York Jets had stability at the quarterback position. Apparently ready to move past Geno Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick, they have their eye on UNC’s Mitch Trubisky, who is expected to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft after the Tar Heels’ bowl game against Stanford.
Trubisky has had a calendar year when he needed it most. His ridiculous 28-to-4 touchdown/interception ratio has gotten the attention of plenty of NFL scouts and his stock is rising fast.
Will it rise fast enough to justify a selection in the top 10?
That remains to be seen, but with quarterbacks often being overvalued and taken early in the first round, it’s not impossible.
According to a rival NFL scout, “The Jets are all over this kid, all over him. They’ll probably deny it if you ask, but they love that kid. That’s their guy.”
Trubisky is part of a quarterback field that is currently wide open. Along with Brad Kaaya, who may or may not declare, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson and Deshone Kizer of Notre Dame, none standout as the clear and obvious first selection.
This could be a draft where a franchise quarterback is unearthed on the second day of the draft.
The Tar Heels and No. 16 Cardinal face off in the Sun Bowl on Friday, Dec. 30.
Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. ET on CBS.
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