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Enormous draft pressure on Jets with Favre retirement

Posted by Chris Brown on February 11, 2009 – 3:50 pm

With Brett Favre reportedly retiring (for now), the Jets will be facing an awful lot of pressure come draft time if they choose not to sign a veteran QB in free agency. Knowing they’ll be moving into a new stadium in 2010 and the need for a marquee name the pressure to draft a QB will be huge.

At pick 17 they may be lucky and have Sanchez fall to them, but that’s unlikely. If they’re desperate enough to land one of the top two QBs they may be compelled to trade up and would have to give up a lot to do it.

They may elect to try to grab a QB later in the draft, like the Dolphins did when they passed on Matt Ryan and took Chad Henne in round two, but in New York where the Jets are often second best to the Giants, they need to make a splash. Be interesting to see what they do.

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