USC QB Sam Darnold

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Jets strike blockbuster deal for No. 3 pick in draft, with quarterback in their sights

John Tomase
March 17, 2018 - 1:02 pm

The Jets are done trying to win without a quarterback.

After missing out on free agent Kirk Cousins in free agency, the Jets announced a blockbuster deal with the Colts on Saturday to move up to the third pick in the draft.

In return, the Colts receive the No. 6 pick this year, along with the Nos. 37 and 49 picks. They'll also receive a 2019 second-rounder.

The trade puts the Jets in line to acquire a QB like USC's Sam Darnold or Wyoming's Josh Allen.

The history of teams moving up in the draft to snag the QB of their choice has been strong in recent years, with the Eagles trading up for Carson Wentz and the Texans doing the same to acquire Deshaun Watson.

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