Quarterbacks Josh Rosen of UCLA and Sam Darnold of USC declared themselves eligible for the 2018 NFL Draft on Wednesday.
The duo are considered the two best collegiate QBs in the draft and are expected to be the first two quarterbacks taken, perhaps with the top two picks by the Cleveland Browns and Giants, who draft 1-2.
The 20-year-old Rosen completed nearly 63 percent of his passes for 3,756 yards, 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 11 starts this season for the Bruins. He didn't play in UCLA's loss to Kansas State in the Cactus Bowl after suffering his second concussion in the regular season finale. Rosen also missed a game in November due to a concussion. He passed for 59 TDs and more than 9,300 yards during his three seasons with UCLA.
Darnold completed 63.1 percent of his passes for 4,143 yards, 26 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 14 games in his second season as a starter for the Trojans. The 20-year-old finished his collegiate career by completing 26-of-45 passes for 356 yards and an interception in USC's 24-7 loss to Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 29.
The Jets have been searching for stability at the quarterback position for years after Josh McCown held down the job for 13 games before breaking his hand.
New York will pick sixth in the draft, although GM Mike Maccagnan said on Wednesday he'd consider trading up.