Cleveland Browns rumors: Jets, Bills offered for No. 1 overall pick

Tuesday, 20 Mar, 2018

"It's a young team, an ambitious team, " Bridgewater told the Jets' website.

Before the Jets trade, rumors of Buffalo's affinity for Josh Allen had been making its rounds throughout the interweb, but now with NY picking third, there's no guarantee the Wyoming product will be available. The Jets' decision to move into the top three signals the start of a quarterback arms race in the National Football League, as NY reportedly plans to use the No. 3 overall selection on a quarterback, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini. At least Bills general manager Brandon Beane isn't quite ready to commit. They also load up on second-round picks to help rebuild their roster on both sides of the ball, including both of the Jets' second-rounders this year, in addition to their second-round pick in the 2019 draft.

Buffalo is not hurting for draft capital in the slightest. There's also a lot Indianapolis can do with these three selections. A team such as Buffalo, which is still seeking long-term stability at quarterback, might be willing to make a trade with Indianapolis.

The Giants could tap Saquon Barkley with the second pick and no one would complain.

Still, if Gettleman's asking price isn't too steep, I'm expecting such a Bills/Giants swap to be the next pre-draft shot heard 'round the National Football League world.

After all, the two veteran passers the Jets signed earlier this week are on one-year contracts.

Some of the top defensive players in this year's draft include Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith, Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, Washington defensive tackle Vita Vea and Florida State defensive back Derwin James just to name a few. Cleveland once again owns the No. 1 pick. It is exceedingly rare for National Football League teams to part with so much draft value unless they have a future franchise quarterback in their sights.

It remains to be seen whether that guy is Josh Rosen (UCLA), Sam Darnold (USC) or Josh Allen (Wyoming).

Now he's with the Jets as the backup to 38-year-old Josh McCown.

Let's look at what transpired and how it could impact the draft. It's a real possibility given that the Bills boast two picks in each of the first three rounds.

Meanwhile, the Arizona Cardinals are interested in former Rams cornerback E.J. Gaines, according to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network. They can select the quarterback they want first, then likely end up with another potentially great player.

But this trade was just as big of a win for the Jets, who have been desperate for a true franchise quarterback for years. "I think we are going to get some speed in the defensive backfield".

Of course, that's if both teams decide to keep their selections.

Brugler's reasoning: "The Bills are in hot pursuit for a quarterback; there is no doubt about that". If so, Barkley himself will fall even further down the board come Round 1. There's not a single draft expert out there who would conclude that quarterbacks make up the top-three overall players in the draft. Even if the Colts select Chubb, it leaves Nelson for the Bucs.

The Giants have been really quiet this off-season and draft rumors have been wide-spread but scarce.