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5-11, 4th in AFC East

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are planning to sign former Chiefs backup ILB Kevin Pierre Louis, a source confirmed. (First reported by Draft Diamonds.) He's a coverage linebacker who can play in sub packages and on special teams. He's seen as a potential complement to new MLB Avery Williamson, who is a first- and second-down linebacker. The Jets were looking for linebacker depth. Pierre Louis was arrested in January for misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Cimini says Jets plan to take QB with No. 3 pick (1:24)
What does Jets' trade mean for top-3 picks? (2:52)
Graziano: Jets moving up for QB (2:09)

Mel Kiper Jr. Football analyst 

I've said all along that the Colts, who don't need a quarterback, were in a great position to trade down in this draft. Moving back to No. 6 overall in the deal with the Jets still allows Indianapolis to take the best player available. Could top pass-rusher Bradley Chubb be on the board there? Indianapolis also adds two second-round picks this year (and one in 2019) to fill out a roster badly in need of talent.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The AFC East quarterback race is on. The Jets traded up Saturday to No. 3, acquiring the Indianapolis Colts' pick that Buffalo might have been targeting in a trade up for a quarterback. If the Bills want the same quarterback the Jets desire — and don't expect New York to telegraph that — then Bills would need to move up to No. 1 or No. 2.

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Jets trade up, acquire No. 3 pick from Colts

The Jets acquired the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft in a trade with the Colts, who move down to No. 6, in addition to acquiring three second-round picks from New York.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets must really want to draft a quarterback. On Saturday morning, they announced a blockbuster trade with the Colts. They moved up from six to three, giving up their two second-round picks this year (37 and 49) and their second rounder in 2019. Had a feeling this would happen based on rumblings around the team; just didn't think it would happen this soon.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets have re-signed NT Mike Pennel to a three-year contract, his agent announced on Twitter. Pennel is projected as the backup nose tackle, behind Steve McLendon, but there's a chance for a future starting role because McLendon is 32 and entering the final year of his contract. Pennel averaged about 20 snaps per game last season, mainly on run downs. So the Jets helped their depth today, bringing back Pennel and backup LT Ben Ijalana.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets CB Trumaine Johnson, he of the five-year, $72.5M contract: "It's exciting. I was speechless when I finally gave my agent the green light. It's the Big Apple. New chapter, new beginnings and I get to add to this already great defense. ... The last two years, I've been tagged. It's my first time going through this process. It's quite an experience. You lose sleep and your agent is calling you every five minutes. But it worked out and I'm happy to be a Jet."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets addressed their offensive-line depth by bringing back swing tackle Ben Ijalana, a source confirmed. He agreed to a one-year contract. For cap purposes, they declined an option last month, but they always had an interest in reuniting. Ijalana has value because he can play both tackle spots. He also has starting experience, so it's a solid move for the Jets.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

A closer look at Trumaine Johnson's five-year, $72.5 million contract with the Jets: A $20 million signing bonus. Base salaries: 2018 - $6 million (fully guaranteed); 2019 - $8 million (fully guaranteed); 2020 - $11 million (guaranteed for injury only; becomes fully guaranteed on the third day of the league year); 2021 - $13 million; 2022 - $14.5 million. Cap charges: $10 million; $12 million; $15 million; $17 million; $18.5 million. In reality, it looks like a three-year, $45 million deal.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Thanks to 2 straight franchise tags and his new Jets deal, Trumaine Johnson will have earned $64.7 million in fully guaranteed money over a four-year span from 2016-19. At a less prominent position, he and agent Joel Segal did pretty much the same thing Kirk Cousins and Mike McCartney did as far as maximizing leverage. Two examples of the franchise tag actually helping players.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Jets LB Demario Davis said his former team never offered a contract. "The shocking thing was the Jets didn't make me an offer, so that made my decision easy because all I had to do was look at the contenders," he told the New Orleans Advocate after signing a three-year, $24M deal with the Saints. "It would have been something to weigh. The hardest decision isn't where to go, but deciding if you want to go or stay. So I didn't have to make that decision, so that was the peaceful thing about it."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

After losing PK Chandler Catanzaro to the Bucs, the Jets signed Cairo Santos to a one-year contract. He was a solid kicker for the Chiefs from 2014-2016, but he was derailed last season by a groin injury — twice. He was released from injured reserve by the Chiefs, picked up by the Bears and placed on IR when he aggravated the injury. He's an 84-percent kicker on FGs and 96 percent on PATs, and his kickoff distance is average.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets have lost starting TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins to the Jaguars (two years, $10 million). The Jets were in the ballpark, I'm told, but they didn't want to go that high. It seems odd, considering he's only 25 and caught 50 passes last season. Why did GM Mike Maccagnan play hardball? He drafted a Seferian-Jenkins-like player last year in Jordan Leggett, and he wants to give him a chance. He hasn't played a regular-season snap, so we'll see. Current depth chart: Leggett, Eric Tomlinson and Neal Sterling.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan is in Los Angeles today to check out QB Josh Rosen at the UCLA Pro Day. Maccagnan saw Rosen play in person in late November, when he faced USC's Sam Darnold. The USC Pro Day is next Wednesday. Maccagnan spent yesterday scouting Baker Mayfield at the Oklahoma Pro Day. He's logging those frequent flyer miles.

Team Stats

Passing Yards198.924th
Rushing Yards106.419th
Points For18.624th
Points Against23.9Tied-22nd