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New York Jets Rumors: GM considers Marcus Mariota’s trade, really?

The New York Jets have spent $80 million in guarantees by adding 15 players in the recent months to boost their chances of getting back into the playoffs. However, one of the biggest needs of the Jets continues to be the quarterback position.

While many believe that the inconsistencies of Geno Smith last season may allow the Jets’ organization to think of his replacement, the Jets are not closing up on Marcus Mariota.

General manager Mike Macagnan intends to spend time in contacting five other teams this weekend in connection with the NFL Draft, according to a report by Rich Cimini, ESPN New York Jets reporter.

Also, the Jets will consider the possibility of trading up which includes the Marcus Mariota rumor. However, Mccagnan expressed his thoughts of not moving up by saying he is hesitant fo give away draft picks.

“We’re going to reach out to every team ahead of us to gauge, to get a value for what they’re looking for in compensation to move up in the draft,” Maccagnan said. “That doesn’t mean we’re actually trying to go up and get a player, but you [see] what the market value is, basically.”

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With no success in the recent years, the New York Jets are rumored to have a quarterback change, involving Geno Smith and the probability of acquiring Marcus Mariota in a trade.

New York is sincere in making a dramatic change in the offseason to be competitive against the Patriots. The Jets are looking at the possible quarterbacks in the 2015 NFL Draft that would endanger the place of quarterback Geno Smith, eventually losing his job.

Smith hasn’t found his way to be successful in the three years he played with the Jets. In his 2013 and 2014 regular season stats, Smith had 12 and 13 touchdowns respectively, while he was intercepted 21 times and 13 times. Though Smith has improved in the interceptions in 2014, still the Jets organization is not satisfied.

Head coach Todd Bowles mentioned this year that the quarterback spot is an open competition and that Smith is not the anointed one.

“We want competition at every position. Ryan (Fitzpatrick) is going to compete, as well as Geno is going to compete, and we hope to add somebody else to compete with them, along with (Matt) Simms.”

Bowles may be talking about the No. spot, but it seemed that Geno Smith is done with the Jets.

“Citing sources close to the Jets, ESPN’s Rich Cimini reported on Sunday that general manager Mike Maccagnan ‘hasn’t ruled out’ trading up for a quarterback in this year’s draft. Bleacher Report NFL insider Jason Cole reported on Monday that the Jets ‘want to move on’ from Smith, who is ‘not the guy.’”

“It makes sense that the Jets would be willing to move on so soon from Smith, given that neither Macagnan nor head coach Todd Bowles had any hand in his selection two years ago. Smith also showed little improvement between his first and second NFL seasons.”

When it comes to the Jets mindset of being a strong team that can compete with the Patriots, the quarterback position must be stable. It is rumored that the Jets are looking at quarterback Marcus Mariota in the NFL 2015 Draft. It would be a long shot for the Jets to land Mariota directly at sixth pick. Mariota is expected to be drafted from 1-3 picks, while Jets will pick at No. 6. A trade might be the biggest way to make this happen.

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