The Jets are bringing in North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky for a visit today, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN.
Trubisky is widely regarded as the top quarterback prospect in this year's NFL Draft.
The Jets have made their interest in Trubisky known over the last month. New York sent a large contingent of scouts for the quarterback's pro day, and followed it up with a private workout in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Trubisky started only 13 games during his North Carolina career, but posted impressive numbers last season. He finished the year with 3,748 yards, 30 touchdowns, only six interceptions, and a 68 percent completion rate.
While New York signed QB Josh McCown this offseason, and still have Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty on the roster, they are not opposed to drafting another quarterback.
Of the top quarterback prospects, Trubisky and Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes seem to be generating the most interest from the Jets.
The Jets brought Mahomes in for a visit Wednesday.
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There's been some intrigue surrounding Trubisky over the past few days with suggestions that some within the Browns organization are contemplating taking him with the first pick. Could that perhaps be an attempt by the Browns to artificially boost his value and compel some teams to make them an offer for that pick, though?
For Jets fans, a trade-up would be difficult to stomach with so many outstanding needs, but they may be considering him as an option with the sixth pick or just doing their due diligence in case they trade down and he falls to them later on. His accuracy and ability to cope with pressure would fit well with a west coast offense, which the Jets are expected by many to run under new offensive coordinator John Morton.
While Trubisky only has a year of experience as a starter, he played in a system which had spread elements but some pro-style aspects. Despite his lack of experience, he's further along in terms of his ability to progress through his reads and in terms of his technical polish than most of this year's class. Nevertheless, he's not the finished article and would still need developing to be NFL-ready, albeit perhaps not as much as Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg.