Wyoming gunslinger Josh Allen is impressed by the Jets’ aggressive trade to try to land their franchise quarterback in the upcoming draft.
Allen, part of the Big Three in this quarterback class (along with Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen), could be a member of Gang Green in five weeks depending on how the signal-caller dominoes fall on the first night of the draft.
“If (the Jets) find a guy they fall in love with, I think that’s a team’s job to go get them if they feel that’s the future of their program,” Allen told Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt on SiriusXM NFL Radio this week. “They only traded three second-round picks for it.”
Mike Maccagnan & Co. jumped from No. 6 to No. 3 by giving the Colts a trio of second-rounders (including two this season) after they lost the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes.
“To keep their first-round pick next year was pretty big,” Allen said. “Sometimes, it takes another first-round pick (to move up). Luckily for them, they didn’t have to do that. I think they’ve still got some good quality there.”
The 6-5, 233-pound Allen will show off his canon arm at Wyoming Pro Day on Friday. Although he certainly fits the bill of a Maccagnan prototype quarterback, there are fair concerns about his accuracy. Allen had a 56 percent completion rate in each of his two seasons as the starter in college.
“I think that any time I would miss in college, it was largely due to my feet,” Allen said. “In getting with (quarterback instructor) Jordan (Palmer), I’ve been trying to correct my feet through every throw and make sure that I was sequencing consistently. Once my feet started to clean up, that’s when you started seeing the ball placed in the right positions.”
The Jets will invest plenty of time studying Allen over the next month.
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