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New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan remains “unfazed” about his past quarterback failures via Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty.

Would you like to have a little fun? Well, then … grab the nearing New York Jets fan you know, your neighborhood-friendly Jets fan. Bring him or her close to you while ever-so-gently whispering this in their ear …

“Christian Hackenberg.”

Now that’s good-old-fashion fun.

That name, the early second-round selection of the Jets two years ago, coupled with fourth-rounder Bryce Petty from the year prior, has Jets fans all doubting Mike Maccagnan’s ability to choose a franchise quarterback. Mikey Mac says fear not, Jets faithful, via Rich Cimini of ESPN.

“It doesn’t faze me,” Maccagnan said of the criticism. “It’s the college draft. [There are] guys you’ll hit on and guys who don’t pan out. That’s part of the process. We feel pretty confident with this year’s group and where we’re situated.”

The Jets, of course, currently hold the No. 3 pick in this month’s 2018 NFL Draft after relenting three second-round draft picks to the Indianapolis Colts. It allowed them to move up from No. 6 to three, guaranteeing them one of the top three quarterback studs in the pool.

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Although the move was made, the Jets fearless leader proclaims his issue with giving up assets.

“I don’t like necessarily giving up the picks, per se, to move up,” said Maccagnan, adding he did it because it’s a chance to “potentially help yourself in the bigger scheme of things.”

Sam Darnold, Josh Allen and Josh Rosen are the top three choices (unless you’re one of the few who believes Baker Mayfield falls in there somewhere). Unless something drastic happens, one of those three will be the next fresh face of the Jets organization by the time the night of April 26, 2018, comes our way.

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