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Jets Select Florida State QB Jordan Travis in 5th Round

Green & White Trade Up to Select the QB at Pick No. 171 Overall


The Jets stayed on the offensive Saturday during the NFL draft, selecting Florida State QB Jordan Travis in the 5th round.

The Travis selection comes on the heels of yet another Joe Douglas trade. The Jets GM packaged a pair of sixth-round picks (Nos. 185 and 190) to obtain Philly's 171st pick and grab Travis.

"It is a freaking dream come true," Travis said. "It still hasn't hit me yet. My emotions are kind of everywhere right now. Just to see the joy on my family's face, it has been such a journey and to get where we are today is such a blessing."

In his sixth college season and fifth at FSU, Travis (6-1, 200) had 20 TD passes to two interceptions with 63.9% accuracy while leading the Seminoles to an 11-0 mark with a No. 5 national ranking. In Game 11 against North Alabama, Travis fractured and dislocated his left ankle to end his season and effectively the 'Noles' season as well.

After going 13-0 to win the ACC title, they were left out of the College Football Playoff but did receive a bid to the Orange Bowl against the reigning national champion Georgia. The Bulldogs defeated the Seminoles,63-3.

"It sucked for sure, but I know at the end of the day God has a plan," Travis said of his injury and the 'Noles ending. "I have a great supporting cast. My family is great, friends are great, teammates are great at Florida State. So, every day I am waking up and I am looking at where my feet are, living where my feet are at."

Travis still managed to earn First-Team All-ACC honors after accounting for 27 total touchdowns. In addition, in 2022, Travis completed 64% of his passes for 3,214 yards, 24 touchdowns and 4 interceptions, earning Second-Team All-ACC honors and showed notable improvements as a passer after being known primarily as a dual-threat QB his first two seasons in Tallahassee.

"I am a playmaker," Travis said. "I would say that is the main thing. I make plays when everything breaks down. I am just a baller, I am a competitor. Every single time I get on the field, I want to dominant the guy across from me and a winner that is main thing for me. Throughout my career, I fell in love with winning so much and I hate losing so I will do everything in my power to win."

Travis is a good leader who compiled a 21-3 starting record in 2022-23. He has embraced the rehab process thus far, and if he clears all the medical hurdles, will have a great opportunity to learn the pro game from Aaron Rodgers and Tyrod Taylor.

"It's been a grind, but I love it," Travis said. "I love this type of stuff, I love having to wake up every single day and make a decision, make a choice on who I am going to be every single day. I just love the work and I love to see improvement every single day. So yeah man it has been a journey, but it has been a blessing from the man upstairs.

"I can't wait to meet Aaron and Tyrod and just pick their brains every single day, see how they treat their teammates, how they carry themselves, the off the field, on the field and just learn the things and I freaking can't wait."

The Jets addressed the offense with each of their first five picks in the draft – Olu Fashanu (Rd. 1, No. 11 overall), WR Malachi Corley (Rd. 1, No. 65), RB Braelon Allen (Rd. 4, No. 134), RB Isaiah Davis (Rd. 5, No. 173) and Travis.

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