If Jets ink Bridgewater, Little Changes for Maccagnan

Annette Crawford
March 14, 2018

So while Bridgewater is a step in the right direction, his presence simply means the Jets have a competent young quarterback on the roster, which is refreshing, but not one that allows Maccagnan to look elsewhere with the sixth pick.

The Jets are also reportedly close to reaching a deal with free-agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and there is reason to believe NY is also considering drafting a signal-caller with the sixth overall pick.

Knee injuries have kept Bridgewater on the sidelines for much of the past two years as he's appeared in just one game since the end of the 2015 season.

Bridgewater has thrown for 28 touchdowns, 22 interceptions, and 6,150 yards in 30 National Football League games.

The 2014 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year and erstwhile quarterback of the future in Minnesota, Bridgewater is free agency's quintessential wild card with just two pass attempts since suffering a career-threatening knee injury in August of 2016. He became a full-time starter in 2015, leading the team to the NFC North title that year.

But after his first two (promising) seasons, that bad injury (torn ACL and dislocated knee joint) derailed his next two seasons. The Jets need more weapons and a way better offensive line for the mobile and shorter Bridgewater.

The Jets should now focus on signing some of their own guys, including middle linebacker Demario Davis, corner Morris Claiborne, and wide receiver Quincy Enunwa, among others.

Will the Jets get a quarterback in the draft? Mayfield or Allen is best for the Jets long-term in this particular situation. The Jets will certainly be counting on that if they do manage to convince him to come to NY and be their possible long-term solution at quarterback.

There were also reports of the Jets being interested in a reunion with Josh McCown.

Prior to the injury, Bridgewater had the full support of Minnesota's coaching staff as a popular breakout candidate.

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