The New York Jets didn't tank the 2017 season, winning five games and earning the No. 6 overall pick.
Theoretically the victories could put Gang Green in a spot where they miss out on the franchise quarterback of their dreams -- Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield, etc.
If the Jets fall in love with one of the quarterbacks could general manager Mike Maccagnan break with his tendency and trade up to snag him?
Speaking on ESPN New York 98.7 on Wednesday, the GM quickly replied "yes" when asked if he'd be willing to move up for a QB.
"The simple answer to that question is yes," Maccagnan said, via ESPN's Rich Cimini. "If that was a player we felt strong about, we would have no qualms of potentially trying to go up and get him."
If Maccagnan wants to move up, he owns some ammo with the sixth pick and two second-round selections (No. 37 and No. 49 overall).
Finding a franchise quarterback has eluded the Jets for a generation. If Maccagnan and the team evaluators see one player as a must-have, moving up is worth whatever cost. Of course, with his last QB pick, Christian Hackenberg, being an unmitigated disaster, unable to see the field in two years, there are some who will question the GM's ability to evaluate the position.