Quarterback Josh McCown will re-sign with the New York Jets, his agent Mike McCartney has confirmed. He posted a passer rating higher than 100 in eight games, the second most by a Jets quarterback in a single season. We'll see which side blinks first. Nothing that happens in free agency will preclude them from considering a quarterback with the sixth pick in the draft, a source said. Chris Mortensen of ESPN adds it's going to be a one-year deal. McCown is likely viewed as a mentor-type of quarterback, while Bridgewater is nearly a complete unknown at this point in his career.
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The Jets are also interested in Teddy Bridgewater, who missed almost two seasons with a knee injury.
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The leg injury pulled a 180 on Bridgewater's career coming off an 11-win season and playoff appearance with the Vikings.
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. 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.More news: Toys R Us is said to miss vendor payments as woes mount