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Jets, Colts Agree To Massive NFL Trade Involving No. 3 Pick

A New York Jets helmet sitting on the field.

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AUGUST 07: A New York Jets helmet at NY Jets Practice Facility on August 7, 2011 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

The NFL Draft is over a month away, but we just had a major trade involving top-10 picks.

The New York Jets acquired the No. 3 overall pick from the Indianapolis Colts this morning, presumably to move up and draft a quarterback. In exchange for that selection, the Jets gave the Colts the 6th, 37th and 49th overall picks in this year's draft, plus a second-round selection next year.

Overall, this is a massive deal. It also adds some intrigue with the Giants and Jets picking back-to-back at No. 2 and No. 3.

With the Jets trading up to No. 3, they basically have confirmed they are picking a top quarterback. Depending on who the Browns and Giants draft at No. 1 and No. 2--or if anyone trades into those spots--the Jets could be looking at USC's Sam Darnold, UCLA's Josh Rosen, Wyoming's Josh Allen or Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield.

New York gave up a lot here, but the organization has basically been looking for its franchise QB for four decades. If you think you can get it here, you have to do this.

For Indianapolis, which already has Andrew Luck, trading back and acquiring more picks is the right play. Sure, they give up the chance to take Bradley Chubb or Saquon Barkley, but they still have a pick in the top-6 plus plenty of other opportunities to fill holes on the roster.

We'll have to wait a few years to see how this one turns out. On paper, the move makes sense for both sides.

The 2018 NFL Draft will be held April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.