New York Teams

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The way things worked out, you could say the Jets traded up for the No. 1 pick in the draft even though they picked at No. 3. Play along with me here. They moved up three spots last month to pick a quarterback, and it's believed their No. 1 quarterback was Sam Darnold. They got their No. 1 guy and it cost them three second-round picks, which doesn't seem all that unreasonable considering the way it played out.

Bowles: Jets 'thrilled' to draft Darnold (1:36)
Giants' offense turns on a dime with one pick (1:11)
McShay believes Darnold has 'most to grow' (1:02)
Darnold was clueless about No. 1 pick (0:47)
Barkley already looking ahead to Cowboys (0:24)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

When will Sam Darnold be ready to start? Todd Bowles said there's "no timetable." The sooner he plays, the better — as long as he's ready. Said Bowles: "We're not going to throw him out there. But at the same time, we're not going to hold him back." Teddy Bridgewater could be the odd-man out. If he's not the No. 1 or No. 2, what's the point in keeping him? He's trade bait.

Jets won't rush Darnold, but won't 'hold him back either' (0:45)
History made as 4 QBs go in top 10 (0:56)
Giants' 'strong conviction' on Barkley limited trade talk (1:12)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Sam Darnold spoke to incumbent QB Josh McCown during his recent visit to the Jets — the start of an important relationship. McCown will be a great mentor for Darnold.

Bill Barnwell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts might very well have been choosing between Bradley Chubb and Quenton Nelson at three. In trading down with the Jets to six, they still managed to come away with a key protector for Andrew Luck and three additional second-round picks. With the Jets landing quarterback Sam Darnold, that deal could go down as a win-win.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets shouldn't rush Sam Darnold into the lineup. He had only 24 college starts, he's only 20 years old and he needs reps. When he's ready, play him.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants has interest in No. 2 pick but had such a strong conviction in Barkley. Never really considered trading. Gettleman talked to teams but "not a lot." DG: "[Browns] took Mayfield, we were taking Barkley. End of discussion."

Yates: McCown will be 'perfect mentor' for Darnold (0:55)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are ecstatic that Sam Darnold fell to them at 3. Until the Browns picked Baker Mayfield, they thought Darnold could go No. 1.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Gettleman: Giants thought Saquon Barkley was the "best player in the draft." He hadn't seen a player like this in 30 years.

Yates: Barkley takes pressure off Manning (0:58)

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