The New York Jets held a workout with former Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
Knight, 23, threw for 2,432 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions, and ran for 614 yards and 10 touchdowns, in 11 games with the Aggies last year
In three prior seasons with the Oklahoma Sooners, Knight threw for 3,424 yards, 25 touchdowns and 19 interceptions.
The Houston Texans also held a workout with him, according to Rapoport, and the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys reportedly like him as well. However, Knight is considered a longshot to make a roster, NFL.com's Lance Zierlein wrote in his combine analysis of Knight.
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Knight isn't considered to have starter potential by many draft experts. He lacks size, doesn't have a great arm and isn't very accurate. However, he possesses some traits that might be considered desirable for a team looking to find a cheap backup option. Knight can get rid of the ball quickly, has good elusiveness in the pocket and can be streaky when he gets into a good rhythm, even again top-level opponents.
Perhaps Knight's best attribute is his running ability. He rushed for a career-high 614 yards and 10 scores in 2016, averaging almost 10 yards per play on designed runs. In an ideal world, he could develop into the kind of player who could manage a conservative gameplan in an emergency situation and might be the type of player a team would carry on a practice squad to run the scout team when an opponent has a mobile quarterback.
Knight's poor accuracy, even on short passes, will probably hold him back from competing for a starting role any time soon. But he could be an interesting player to add into the mix in training camp as the Jets decide what their new offense will look like.