Projected first-round pick Josh Allen is a New York Jets fan? Plus, the first week of the 2018 offseason schedule in the books for the green and white.
The New York Jets were officially brought together, new and old, on Monday for the official start of the 2018 offseason. Some of the new pieces acquired in free agency got to work with the original Jets to get in shape.
Hopefully, change is something this team believes in because more is coming. Despite having the least amount of draft picks (six) in the 2018 NFL Draft, the rookies will be introduced during rookie minicamp.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) April 20, 2018
So who could some of those players be? Well, if it was up to Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen, he’d be warming up at 1 Jets Drive.
“Absolutely,” Josh Allen said in response to wanting to be drafted by the jets on Friday in a phone interview with ESPN’s Rich Cimini. “They’re a couple of pieces away from winning a lot of football games. I really enjoyed the coaching staff and I think it would be a really good fit. I think they’ve got some weapons on offense and they have a really young defense that’s ready to win right now.”
If only the feeling was mutual Josh. As much as he seemingly wants to play for the Jets, it seems the consensus among the green and white faithful is thanks but no thanks.
Take this for what you will, according to ESPN Jets Insider Rich Cimini: The green and white were the “only team to travel to Laramie, Wyoming, for a private workout.”
Josh Allen couldn’t stop gushing about the Jets calling them one of “the greatest franchises in the NFL.” In terms of the top four quarterbacks, Allen would be my last choice, but he seems like a really nice kid and someone who has a clean bill off the field (no character concerns, etc).
Right now I’m pretty adamant that I’d lose my crap if the Jets took him because everything about him screams bust. But I guess that’s the special thing about draft week. In just a few days, the future of the Jets will be decided for better or worse.