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Jets reportedly had tried to trade up to No. 1 before settling with No. 3

The Jets wanted to swap with the Browns at No. 1 overall, but it didn’t happen.

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According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, before trading up to No. 3 overall, the Jets had inquired with the Cleveland Browns about moving up to No. 1 overall.

The assumption would be that the Jets wanted to guarantee their choice of a quarterback. One would also think that because no deal happened, that Cleveland is locked in at No. 1 overall to select their quarterback of the future. And if Cleveland’s asking price was just a little too high for the Jets, I think they would’ve given it up.

The Colts and Jets engaged in serious discussions the past few days, according to sources. The deal happened fast because the Jets, who also inquired about trading up with the Browns for the No. 1 overall pick, according to sources, were prepared. The groundwork set in Mobile in January gave them a good starting point in discussions after Cousins was no longer an option.

The only team I could even remotely see trading up is Buffalo, but they would really have to sell the farm to make it worth it for Cleveland...and even then, I’m not so sure. Isn’t this the time Cleveland just takes their quarterback and ignores all outside noise, no matter what?