Giants in perfect spot to pounce following blockbuster Jets deal
The Giants have always had, shall we say, a complicated relationship with the Jets. The two franchises are business partners when it comes to sharing MetLife Stadium and very much adversaries in everything else especially when it comes to turning on-field success into New York/New Jersey market dominance. Given what the Jets pulled off Saturday, though, perhaps these two friendly rivals could engage in trade talks mutually beneficial to both sides.
By moving up from No. 6 to No. 3 in the 2018 NFL Draft in a blockbuster deal with the Colts, the Jets are making loud and clear their intentions to find and select their next franchise quarterback. If the Browns, as widely expected, take Sam Darnold with the first-overall pick, the Jets are assured of getting whoever they like best among Josh Rosen, Josh Allen or even Baker Mayfield as long as the Giants at No. 2 do not take him.
Another possible trade twist involves the Bills, who are leapfrogging in the first round, seemingly trying to get as high as possible to get a quarterback. They moved from No. 21 to No. 12 in a trade with the Bengals, but the 12th-overall pick is not high enough to land one of the top quarterback prospects. If the Giants are not taking a quarterback, they could work a deal with the Bills if Gettleman is content to drop out of the top 10.
The Chargers have yet to address the future at the position.
Los Angeles had Kellen Clemens and Cardale Jones behind Rivers last season. Clemens becomes a free agent later this month, and Jones has played in only one game, with 11 pass attempts, in his two seasons.
So while Los Angeles could use a player at another position in the first round, if a quarterback of their liking is there, the Chargers should draft him.
Lynn is not opposed to using the first pick on a quarterback.
I plan on being here for the long haul, Lynn said. If I can get my future quarterback right now, why wouldn’t I? I’m just looking at the big picture here. We’re trying to get better at every spot, and you never know what position is going to step up and help you win.