AFC Notes: Bills, Jaguars, Jets

Bills

  • Bills GM Brandon Beane said Monday during an interview WGR 550 that first-round QB Josh Allen will come in as their No. 3 quarterback behind A.J. McCarron and Nathan Peterman.
  • Beane explained that Allen has some catching up to do, but it’s still possible he could win the starting job this summer.
  • According to Beane, they spoke to two teams regarding a possible trade, but they wanted Buffalo’s 2019 first-round pick, which was off the table. (Jay Skurski)
  • In regards to WR Kelvin Benjamin, Beane says they’ll wait until at least the summer before considering a possible contract extension for him. (Jay Skurski)

Jaguars

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said they actually tried to trade up for LSU WR D.J. Chark earlier in round two, but no one was willing to trade with them.

“We started with about [No. 50 pick] and kept coming down all the way to Pittsburgh,” Caldwell said, via Mike Kaye of First Coast News. “Nobody likes the Jags anymore. Back when we were 3-13, everyone wanted to make deals with us.

Jets

The Jets used the No. 3 overall pick on USC QB Sam Darnold, but Josh McCown isn’t ready to just hand the rookie the starting job.

“I’m going to go through camp with the same mindset,” McCown told Manish Mehta of the Daily News. “If I wasn’t interested in competing and trying to still improve as a player and get the best out of myself as I could, I wouldn’t have come back. It wouldn’t have made any sense to come back. I’m there for the team to do that. That’s the best thing I can do for Sam… to give everything I got to the Jets as a player and show him the things that I’ve done that I believe helped me be successful and the things I believe can help him to be ready to go.”

“Coaches will make those decisions on when he’s ready to play and when the time is right,” McCown continued. “And I’ll support him wholeheartedly. To me, that’s what it’s about. It’s about stabilizing this position for this organization. In the short term, if that means going out and playing games and winning games, then I’ll do that. If Sam shows himself ready to go and they make that decision, then I’ll support him 100 percent and be right beside him.”

McCown did, however, make it clear that he’s going to do everything he can to help Darnold reach his potential.

“The best thing I can do is look back in five years and Sam Darnold is in the Pro Bowl,” said McCown. “That would be the most satisfying thing. We’ll see. It’ll be fun.”

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