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22Apr/18

JETS DRAFT PARTY 2018

New York Jets

New York Jets fans can attend draft party at MetLife Stadium on Thursday night

MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ
Thursday, April 26, free with advance RSVP, 6:30
www.newyorkjets.com

It has been a long-standing tradition for New York Jets fans to boo the team’s big draft picks year after year, especially when it comes to quarterbacks. Remember Troy Taylor, Browning Nagle, Jeff Blake, Glenn Foley, Chuck Clements, Kellen Clemens, Brooks Bollinger, Brad Smith, and Greg McElroy? More recently, Geno Smith, Bryce Petty, and Christian Hackenberg are lost causes. Gang Green did have temporary success with Mark Sanchez and Chad Pennington, but the team hasn’t drafted a dependable QB since Ken O’Brien at number 1 in 1984 — three picks before their hated rivals, the Miami Dolphins, selected a guy named Dan Marino. This year the Jets have traded up to snare the third choice in a class that includes four potential franchise signal callers: USC’s Sam Darnold, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, Wyoming’s Josh Allen, and UCLA’s Josh Rosen. GM Mike Maccagnan and the Jets brain trust better grab the right guy or the organization will continue its ineptitude; it’s going on half a century that they haven’t been to the Super Bowl, beating the Baltimore Colts in 1969 behind a dude named Joe Namath. On April 26, the Jets are holding a free draft party at MetLife Stadium in hopes of crowning a new king. There will be locker-room tours, access to the EY Coaches Club, the Jets Experience, Jets Fest, and player appearances by Terrence Brooks, Brandon Copeland, Isaiah Crowell, Jordan Leggett, Mike Pennel, Terrelle Pryor, Brandon Shell, Buster Skrine, ArDarius Stewart, Avery Williamson, and Brian Winters. Who? We’re not sure either, but maybe with just the right quarterback, this team can turn things around and finally get back on the winning track. J-E-T-S! Jets! Jets! Jets!

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