The Jets will have a private workout with University of North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky on Thursday, according to a report from the NY Post.
One day after signing veteran quarterback Josh McCown last week, the Jets' search for their quarterback of the future continued in Chapel Hill, N.C., when they attended North Carolina's Pro Day to watch Trubisky. A group of scouts and coaches -- reportedly including new quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates -- were in attendance.
The Jets currently are slated to pick sixth in the upcoming NFL draft and Trubisky and Clemson's Deshaun Watson are the only quarterbacks most NFL scouts and talent evaluators consider to be potential Top 10 picks. Some don't think any of the quarterbacks are Top 10 worthy, which means they could be available if the Jets decide to trade down.
For the moment, though, the Jets are just doing their due diligence. They also had representatives at Clemson's Pro Day last week, and will surely have someone at Notre Dame's Pro Day on Friday to watch quarterback DeShone Kizer. The Jets also met with all three quarterbacks -- along with many, many others -- at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis earlier this month.
Whether or not the Jets would seriously consider taking a quarterback with the sixth pick -- or any first-round pick -- is not clear. They took Christian Hackenberg in the second round last year and it would be unusual for a team to take another young quarterback high in the draft the very next year. That would signal they feel they made a mistake with Hackenberg -- an admission they're not likely to make without ever having seen him in an NFL game.
The 6-3, 220-pound Trubisky started 13 games for the Tar Heels as a junior last season. He completed 68 percent of his passes for 3,748 yards, 30 touchdowns, and just six interceptions.