Could the Jets address the quarterback spot in this week’s upcoming draft? It’s a possibility, according to Brian Costello of the NY Post.
The Jets have shown some interest in a few of the quarterbacks who may go in the middle and late rounds. They had Eastern Illinois’ Jimmy Garoppolo, Pittsburgh’s Tom Savage and Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas in for visits. They have also been to visit Clemson’s Tajh Boyd to work him out.
Boyd is an interesting name to watch. Jets coach Rex Ryan knows him well because his son Seth plays for Clemson. Ryan spent a lot of time with Boyd at the Senior Bowl in January and has seen him play a ton while watching his son’s games.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comWith as many draft picks as the Jets have this year, it’s not that surprising that they would consider their longer-term options. Matt Simms had a good August in 2013, but didn’t distinguish himself last fall when he replaced Geno and Mike Vick will be here for a year or two … but then what?
All those quarterbacks are interesting to me, but I expect Garoppolo and Savage to go before the Jets would realistically address the spot. While the Tajh Boyd connection is interesting, it’s Logan Thomas who is the most intriguing as an athlete and player, to me personally. Greg Cosell recently wrote about Thomas at length.