The Jets have signed Staten Island native and fifth-round pick Oday Aboushi to a four-year contract.
The rookie quarterback has already dealt with some not-so-nice headlines in New York, and the heat will only intensify at training camp this summer during the Jets’ five-man QB competition.
The Jets have had their fair share of quarterback bashing via anonymous sources. Apparently it’s not limited to the hallways at Florham Park.
“You don’t worry about anything,” McElroy said. “You just go out there and, with the reps you’re given, you make the most of them. That’s all you can really control and that’s all you can really worry about.”
“We worked tirelessly for Geno Smith and all of our draft prospects,” Select Sports Group said. “The NFL Draft is unpredictable, and we prepared Geno and all of our draft prospects, as we do every year, about what can happen during the draft.”
There are two glaring questions surrounding the Giants’ draft: What are they going to do with their new QB? And how did they go seven rounds without taking any linebackers?
One local team — the one with two Super Bowl trophies in the Eli Manning era — seems to have a plan. The other? Not so much.
The Jets’ QB conundrum is among the hot stories generated once the 2013 NFL Draft came to a close.
The Giants are hoping that newly-draft quarterback Ryan Nassib never plays, but are going to make sure he’s ready in case Eli Manning ever misses a game.
Geno Smith is ready to work and confident he’ll become the Jets’ franchise quarterback.
The Giants finished out their 2013 draft with the selections of Michael Cox and Eric Herman.
The Jets drafted Wake Forest fullback Tommy Bohanon with their final 2013 NFL Draft pick.
Jets selected Michigan defensive tackle William Campbell in the sixth round.
The Giants lost Kenny Phillips in the summer and hope that newly-drafted safety Cooper Taylor can fill his void.
The Jets selected Staten Island native and Virginia offensive tackle Oday Aboushi in the fifth round.