Jets to keep QB McCown, also eye Bridgewater

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Although, the drafting of a quarterback would raise an important question: Why the heck did the Jets pay McCown $10 million?

In the span of a few hours, the Jets signed Isaiah Crowell, Josh McCown, Trumaine Johnson, and Teddy Bridgewater - the latter being perhaps the most interesting. McCown and the Jets have expressed a desire to get back together as a backup plan.

The Jets pick No. 6 overall, and barring the unforeseen, at least one of those quarterbacks should be available when NY is on the clock.


Josh McCown had an impressive 2017, considering the state of the Jets.

It comes hours after top free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins chose to join Bridgwater's former team, the Minnesota Vikings on a three-year deal worth $86 million, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

McCown signed a one-year deal worth $6 million with the Jets last season, but has parlayed a strong 2017 performance into another - and bigger - deal with NY, as the veteran quarterback has just agreed to one-year, $10 million contract with the team. NY were surprisingly competitive during the season and went 5-8 in games he was under center.


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

He started 12 of his 13 appearances as a rookie in Minnesota, posting 2,919 yards and 14 touchdowns against 12 interceptions.


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