So much for my theory on the Jets not making a headline-grabbing move.

The Jets traded their No.17th pick, their second-round pick this year, third string quarterback Brett Ratliff, defensive lineman Kenyon Coleman and safety Abram Elam for Cleveland’s No.5 pick, which was used to take USC quarterback Mark Sanchez.

How big was the move? Ratliff, believe it or not, was a player the Jets actually liked. His play during the preseason last year prompted the Jets to keep him on the roster. If not for today’s move, Ratliff would’ve been battling Kellen Clemens for the quarterback job.

But you can’t fault the Jets for being aggressive. They saw who they wanted and made the proper move to get him. The best thing about the move is they didn’t give up any future picks for him.

For a complete story, check my piece in the Amsterdam print edition this Thursday.

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