Jets bringing back QB Josh McCown on 1-year deal

Marie Harrington
March 15, 2018

Both players are on one-year deals, so they still haven't found their long-term solution at quarterback. After the season, he said he wanted to continue playing, but the Jets emerged as possible contenders in the sweepstakes for Cousins.

NY will be the team, in a fitting twist, to give former Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater a chance to become a starter again in the NFL. The New York Jets are working on a deal for Teddy Bridgewater, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

That means the Jets, who were among the teams linked to Cousins, must look elsewhere in their search for a quarterback, and ESPN's Dianna Russini is hearing NY will target Teddy Bridgewater.

Bridgewater played for the first time in November after suffering a gruesome knee injury before the 2016 season.

It's common knowledge the Jets were going hard after former Washington Redskins starter Kirk Cousins.

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Last season, the Jets were paced by the veteran signal caller McCown, who accounted for 2,926 yards and 18 touchdowns in contrast to nine interceptions. McCown's deal is reported to be for $10 million for one year.

Josh McCown is returning to the Jets on a one-year $10 million deal. But having McCown and possibly Bridgewater could buy time for a top draft pick and create an intriguing training camp competition. Most felt teams would have to outbid NY for him. He was a Pro Bowl selection after his second season and was largely considered a rising star at his position before the injury.

The 28-year-old was widely viewed as the top cornerback available in free agency and joins a well-stocked secondary with the Jets, who are coached by former National Football League safety Todd Bowles.

The 25-year-old also had 96 receptions for 770 yards and one score during his National Football League career. Bridgewater also could maximize his value if he were to play well and is a free agent again next year, allowing him to seek out a far bigger deal.

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