Vikings trade with Jets to move up 1 pick, take Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy

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The Minnesota Vikings became the first team to trade up in the 2024 NFL Draft on Thursday, when they moved up to the No. 10 slot to select former Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy. To do so, the Vikings traded picks Nos. 11, 129 and 157 to the Jets for picks 10 and 203.

McCarthy spent the past two seasons as Michigan’s starting quarterback, accumulating a 27-1 record. He helped the Wolverines to a 34-14 victory over Washington in the CFP national championship last season, Michigan’s first title since 1997.

The 6-foot-2, 219-pound prospect was the fifth quarterback selected within the top 10 selections. It was the first time in the common draft era (since 1967) that five QBs flew off the board that early.

Now Minnesota fills a need after losing longtime starter Kirk Cousins to the Atlanta Falcons in free agency.

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