1. James Morgan, QB (4th round)
Veteran Joe Flacco probably has a leg up on James Morgan for the Jets’ top backup position to start things off this season, but he’s going to also have to prove that he’s healthy before he can stake a claim on any job in New York.
Flacco’s veteran presence is probably important to the Jets, but they used a fourth-round pick on James Morgan for a reason.
Morgan has a really live arm and you can see that consistently in his highlights.
He has the ability to make any throw from any platform and he trusts his arm strength, probably a little too much.
With some development in his craft and time studying like an NFL player, if Morgan is able to improve his decision making he can be a high-quality backup and eventual starter in the league.
The backup quarterback position is so critical in the NFL anymore, and I like that the Jets took a shot on a high-upside type of player to back up Sam Darnold, who has yet to play a full 16-game slate.