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Former Heisman trophy winner Lamar Jackson confirms he’s a quarterback and an update on who the New York Jets could select with the sixth overall pick.

If the New York Jets miss out on the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes (which seems more likely that they will by the day), they must address the quarterback position.

If no Cousins, the Jets have to find a way to leave the 2018 NFL Draft with Baker Mayfield or Josh Rosen or don’t come back home. It may not be the sixth overall pick that gets it done. It may take a trade-up scenario, something we haven’t seen from the Jets in the first round since 2009 when they launched up from 17-to-5 to take Mark Sanchez, quarterback out of USC.

It may be time to roll the sleeves up once again.

Meanwhile, an absolute dark horse candidate for the Jets at quarterback is Lamar Jackson. He’s a dynamic playmaker who has seen his NFL draft stock skyrocket over the last several weeks. I truly believe his ceiling is mid-first, but more likely will be a fringe first rounder or early second rounder.

He won a Heisman at the quarterback position for Pete’s sake, so let’s give this kid the benefit of the doubt.

There’s been a lot of hoopla lately about Jackson as a wide receiver. If he flops at quarterback, then explore the wide receiver path. Until then, he has earned the right to attempt quarterback in the NFL.

Other Jets News, Stories:

  • ESNY’s Robby Sabo and Paul Esden Jr. unveiled a new series that puts together the perfect Jets team after free agency and the NFL Draft. On Sunday, they started with the quarterbacks.
  • Jets have QB options—it’s not Kirk Cousins or bust (Rich Cimini of ESPN New York).
  • Gang green must take a tougher stance on players with issues with the law (Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News).

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