ORLANDO Add Josh Allen to the growing list of quarterback prospects who will spend some quality one-on-one time with the Jets.
General manager Mike Maccagnan revealed Monday at the NFL Annual Meeting that Gang Green will indeed have a private workout with the Wyoming signal caller next week.
The 6-5, 233-pound Allen is a formidable physical presence with a cannon arm, but there are fair concerns about his accuracy (56 percent completion rate), footwork and inconsistency against elevated competition in college.
The Jets brass that included Maccagnan, Todd Bowles, offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates, Vice President of Player Personnel Brian Heimerdinger and Director of College Scouting Matt Bazirgan held private workouts with UCLA’s Josh Rosen and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield in the past few days.
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Maccagnan, however, stopped short of saying that the Jets will have a private workout with USC’s Sam Darnold. The Daily News reported last week that Gang Green believes the Browns will select Darnold with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft next month.
“With Sam, we actually had quite of bit exposure on him, so we felt pretty good about him,” Maccagnan said when asked if he’ll have a private workout with Darnold. “So, we’ll see how that plays itself out.”
The top quarterback prospects are expected to visit the Jets facility in the coming weeks. CEO and Chairman Christopher Johnson will get his first opportunity to meet with them during those visits.