Trading up in the NFL Draft for a QB is a huge risk — here's how it has worked in the past

No position in the NFL is more important than quarterback, and over the years, teams have tried numerous times to trade up in the draft to secure the future of their franchise.

Most recently, the New York Jets traded a boatload of picks for the right to jump up to the third pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

In a draft loaded with QBs, it's a move that suggests the Jets will be aiming at their quarterback of the future. It will be a while before we know if the Jets' move was worth it, but taking a look back at other teams that have traded up into the top of the draft to take a quarterback, we can see the gamble can be a risky one.

Below is every instance of a team trading into the top three picks of the draft to take a quarterback from the past 30 years.

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