Jets 'working on a deal' for QB Teddy Bridgewater

Jets 'working on a deal' for QB Teddy Bridgewater

Following a career year in 2017, the New York Jets re-signed veteran quarterback Josh McCown on Tuesday afternoon.

The New York Jets are working on a deal to bring in Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater as their new signal called, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport. He also has been told he will be the starting quarterback in 2018, a source confirmed. McCown and the Jets have expressed a desire to get back together as a backup plan.

The Jets were previously among the teams credited with an interest in Kirk Cousins, the top QB on the free-agent market, who now looks set to sign for the Minnesota Vikings. They still hold the No. 6 pick in the draft and could very well use it on a quarterback to sit behind McCown and Bridgewater. The former Louisville quarterback did appear in one game last season in place of Case Keenum throwing just two passes, one being an interception. After the game, he choked up at his news conference, knowing his season probably was over.

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Despite the abbreviated campaign, McCown was voted team MVP by his Jets teammates. Going 5-8 as a starter while putting up a career-high 2,926 yards and 18 interceptions captained NY to a 5-8 record as a starter, a surprising mark for a team expected to compete with the winless Cleveland Browns for the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

McCown, who turns 39 on July 4, is the ultimate journeyman, having played for eight different teams since entering the league in 2002.

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