Jets to re-sign QB McCown; Bridgewater next?

Annette Crawford
March 15, 2018

ESPN's Chris Mortenson says the deal is for one year and comes off the Jets already signing Josh McCown. After working his way back to the Minnesota roster, he only played one game despite being on the active roster. He started this past season as the team's starting quarterback, but wear and tear on his knee ultimately summoned Case Keenum, who lead the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game.

That made Bridgewater New York's new top priority in free agency as other notable quarterbacks flew off the shelf.

Making those moves gets you down to a little more than $20 million a year, leaving you money to make a few smaller moves, sign your draft picks and have some money left over for the season. It could signal the Jets aren't confident in the quarterbacks available with the sixth pick and would rather give Bridgewater a "prove it" deal. Well, despite the feeling from fans the Jets are doing nothing at the start of free agency, there are still plenty of players available. The undrafted free agent out of Temple put up 941 yards and seven touchdowns. There are also some rumors floating around about the team's interest in Teddy Bridgewater. With the possibility looming that Cousins could sign with the Vikings before ever meeting with the Jets, New York instead turned back to its 38-year-old starter who had a career-best season last year. Along with his injury history, the Jets should look for insurance options if Bridgewater struggles or he runs into health concerns. And while Bridgewater is a wild card right now, the Jets need a quarterback.

Josh McCown agreed Tuesday on a one-year deal to return to the Jets, agent Mike McCartney announced on Twitter.

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