In Bleacher Report's latest mock draft, the Jets select Wyoming QB Josh Allen with the sixth overall pick.
Standing at 6-foot-5, 233 pounds, Allen's arm strength backs up his height and weight. He is also good with his feet as his stature doesn't hinder his mobility.
Josh McCown may have had a career year with the Jets, but he isn't the long term solution, and neither is Bryce Petty. Christian Hackenberg hasn't gotten a shot yet, but the Jets clearly don't see him as NFL ready. Allen could jump into the quarterback race this offseason, and come out on top ready for Week 1.
"Josh McCown did a good job in 2017, but he is truly a Band-Aid solution at quarterback if he returns for 2018," Matt Miller writes. "It's painfully cleary that neither Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg is the New York Jets' quarterback of the future here. Unless the front office is aggressive (and they'll have around $80 million in projected cap space, per Spotrac) and gets Kirk Cousins, there will be a mandate to draft a quarterback.
"With Rosen and Darnold off the board, the next-best quarterback is Josh Allen. You'll hear in the next four months about how much potential he has, but the downside is that he is incredibly raw. He is a better prospects than Hackenberg was in 2016 (he's a much better athlete and has better instincts), but fans will undoubtedly be afraid of another developmental quarterback."
If Allen shows that he isn't just another Jets project though, Miller suggests he could turn out to be like Cam Newton or Ben Roethlisberger.
Allen did battle injuries this season, finishing with only 1,812 yards in the air, 16 touchdowns, and six interceptions as well as a 56.3 completion percentage. But in his sophomore season, he notched 3,203 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions.
Many experts can see Allen working in the Jets' system, including the New York Post. However, this could all be moot point if the Jets decide to use there large cap space and go after a veteran quarterback hitting the market.
But things are currently trending toward the Jets looking at the draft for a future quarterback, and Allen should be there to snatch up.