The New York Jets are expected to sign quarterback Teddy Bridgewater when the National Football League free agency period officially starts on March 14, according to an initial report from Bryant McFadden. He became a full-time starter in 2015, leading the team to the NFC North title that year.
Coming in to relieve Bridgewater - post-injury - was Sam Bradford, who posted single-season career -high marks in yards and percentage in 2016-17. Regardless, the signings of McCown and Bridgewater suggest 2015 fourth-round pick Bryce Petty and 2016 second-round pick Christian Hackenberg - who has yet to appear in an National Football League game - remain a long way from earning a shot to play.
The renewal for the veteran, who turns 39 in July, comes after reports suggested the Jets were also locked in negotiations with QB Teddy Bridgewater, who is leaving the Minnesota Vikings, throughout Tuesday.
VIKINGS TO OFFER KIRK COUSINS 3-YEAR DEAL: Kirk Cousins will visit the Minnesota Vikings first in his search for a new team. Despite McCown's $10 million contract, the Jets shouldn't be close to done at quarterback.
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According to Rapoport, "it is not over..."
ESPN reported Cousins will sign the deal, worth $84 million, on Thursday.
Now, Bradford intends to sign with the Arizona Cardinals while Keenum is expected to take the job with the Denver Broncos. Both players are on one-year deals, so they still haven't found their long-term solution at quarterback.