Here we go again. A high draft pick awaiting the New York Jets and of course, they’re in the market for a quarterback. We could quote Albert Einstein’s adage about doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, but maybe not this time.

Tonight’s NFL Draft, held this year in Cleveland, Ohio, will be a repeat of sorts for the Jets. They’ll pick second overall, one slot above where they selected Sam Darnold at No. 3 in 2018. Darnold, 23, didn’t work out for a variety of reasons, notably injuries, a bout with mononucleosis and organizational instability, as he played for two head coaches—Todd Bowles and Adam Gase—in three seasons with the franchise.

After going 2-14 this past season, the Jets moved on from Darnold, trading him on April 5 to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick (No. 226) in this draft, and second and fourth-round picks in next year’s draft.

Considering the Jets have a new head coach again in Robert Saleh, the former San Francisco 49ers’ defensive coordinator, whom they hired in January, and the prospect of having to sign Darnold to a large contract extension if they retained him, it makes more sense to go with a new QB who will command a much less expensive rookie deal.

“Exciting times,” said Jets general manager Joe Douglas, who will be heading up their draft. “The pick at number two, there’s a huge spotlight on that,” Douglas elaborated, understanding the urgency of what’s needed to move a franchise forward that hasn’t been to the Super Bowl since 1969.

“We feel good about the process, the meetings, the work that’s been done leading up to this point so that we can make the best possible decision we can make.”

While the Jets remain quiet about which direction they are leaning, the widespread belief among close followers of the draft is they’ll select Zach Wilson, a 6-3, 210 pound QB from Brigham Young University at No. 2.

Wilson has seemed to separate himself in the eyes of Douglas and the Jets coaching staff from the other quarterbacks expected to go high in Round 1, including Ohio State product Justin Fields, Alabama signal caller Mac Jones, and North Dakota State’s Trey Lance. All could possibly be off the board within the first 10 picks.

In addition to the second pick, the Jets also have the 23rd pick in the first round, the 34th and 66th picks in Round 2, and the 86th pick in the third round. They have an opportunity to greatly upgrade their roster with the favorable draft spots.

In need of a featured running back, Najee Harris of Alabama and Travis Etienne of Clemson could be the Jets’ top targets at No. 23.