The New York Jets are moving up to get their guy. The team has traded multiple second rounders (Nos. 37 and 49) a pick in 2019 and their No. 6 pick for the Indianapolis Colts No.2 pick.
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) March 17, 2018
Colts GM Chriss Ballard said that the teams had been talking for a few days about a deal.
“They had an interest to move up to (No.) 3 and kind of went back and forth for the last four or five days,” Ballard said in a video posted on the Colts’ website. “Talked to a couple other teams, but we still wanted to stay in position in that top 10 where we could still get a premium player. We feel like at (No.) 6, we’ll still be able to get a premium player.”
With the New York Jets on the list of teams spurned by Kirk Cousins, they had to re-visit their QB plans, signing Teddy Bridgewater then looking for this trade to grab a QB of the future. The last offensive player taken by New York in the first-round was Mark Sanchez in 2009.
This trade was great on the Colts part who, not in need of a franchise QB, do need to add quite a few pieces to their roster which is mostly void of talent. The team now has nine picks in this draft including four in the top 50.