By Reid McEvoy
General Manager Mike Maccagnan and the New York Jets are still seemingly willing to go younger when it comes to the quarterback depth chart. Despite having 25-year-old Bryce Petty and 22-year-old Christian Hackenberg, along with veteran journeyman Josh McCown, the Jets have made it known adding another young gunslinger is a possibility in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Recently, head coach Todd Bowles and company had a visit with North Carolina's Mitchell Trubisky, and before that met with Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer and Clemson's DeShaun Watson. They are also reportedly watching Cal’s Davis Webb closely. The Jets have the sixth overall pick in the draft, and there is a great shot two of those first three quarterbacks will be available, but there is no way they will actually add another young passer, is there?
Maccagnan may just be posturing for the rest of the league in this case.
Whether or not the Jets add another young quarterback, the young signal-callers will all learn from McCown, which could affect the Jets organization for the long haul. McCown, a man who says he wants to be a coach, just may end up doing that for the Jets when he ends his career. He likely will get an early start this upcoming season, the only question left is will it be two young quarterbacks under his tutelage or three?