With the 7th Pick in the 2019 Draft, The Jacksonville Jaguars Select….
What if the Jacksonville Jaguars surprise us all and trade for a quarterback instead of drafting one of signing one in free agency?
Josh Rosen! That’s right readers, I’m going hot take today and am going to present to you a plan for the Jacksonville Jaguars to get their quarterback this year without having to give up prime draft picks to move up or by overpaying for a veteran signal caller that’s more than likely going to leave a team scratching its head.
First things first. I realize that Rosen is a second-year player for the Arizona Cardinals. I realize he’s not exactly available in this draft. I realize that I’m relying on a mere eighth of an inch for Kyler Murray being legitimized as a true potential first overall pick. (I mean, if he wasn’t at least 5′-10″, there’s no way he could have gone in the first round – let alone first overall…) But that 1/8″ could potentially save the Jaguars draft this year.
For the Cardinals, they get a dynamic quarterback that their coach has a system already pre-built and then six picks later, they have all kinds of options to help put a strong base around their not-quite-miniature signal-caller.
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In addition to giving the Cardinals our 7th overall pick, we would sweeten the deal a bit by swapping one of our third-round picks for their fifth-round pick.
The extra third rounder that Arizona would obtain in the trade will allow them some freedom later in the draft to continue to build the team.
For the Jaguars, they get a young quarterback that’s a pure passer and who’s not a true rookie but will be paid like one for the next three years. They get a guy who consistently improved over the course of last year despite all of Arizona’s other issues. And since they already have two third-round picks, losing one isn’t as harsh. They can also replace the pick they gave to Cleveland for Carlos Hyde, and use it to grab a solid, much-needed skill player, maybe even Hyde’s replacement.
Forget Nick Foles. I don’t care what they say ‘the market’ is for a quarterback – you’re ALWAYS going to overpay in free agency.
Forget Dwayne Haskins. A rookie QB has never taken his team to the Superbowl. We’re in ‘Win Now’ mode, right?
Grab the guy who was last year’s darling but ended up on a team with more issues than the Jaguars last year. Don’t mortgage the future by giving up a ton of picks to move up for an unknown or by overpaying for a flukey two-doink trip back into the playoffs journeyman signal caller.
Josh Rosen. Just let it sink in…