New York Jets working on deal for Teddy Bridgewater

Ruben Hill
March 14, 2018

After missing out on the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes, the New York Jets have reportedly turned to "Plan B" in their search for a free agent quarterback.

So what does this mean for the Jets, who have been a quarterback-tortured franchise for decades? Gang Green is not Bridgewater's only option, Rapoport added, but he is the organization's first choice.

In two full seasons and two attempts in 2017, Bridgewater has started 28 games and played in 30.

He has age on his side (like most players on the Jets' roster), as he doesn't turn 26 until November.

There were also reports of the Jets being interested in a reunion with Josh McCown.

Granted, a combination of Bridgewater and McCown could be a temporary solution for the Jets, who could possibly draft a highly-touted quarterback with the No. 6 pick of this year's draft. The Jets wouldn't have to force a rookie quarterback to play before he is ready.

Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty - drafted in 2016 and 2015, respectively - clearly aren't legit starters, so the Jets could easily part with both of them, to make room for everybody in the quarterback room. That changed in August 2016, however, after a devastating knee injury put his National Football League future in jeopardy.

At 38 years old, McCown put together a career season with the Jets, completing 67.3-percent of his passes for 2,926 yards, 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions in that no-talent offense.

McCown, 38, started 13 games for NY a year ago and threw for 2,926, 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions as the Jets went 5-8 in the games he started.

Bridgewater missed all of the 2016 season after tearing his ACL and dislocating his knee. The team is still rebuilding its roster and doesn't have playoff expectations after consecutive 5-11 seasons, so this feels like a flawless marriage of team need and opportunity for the player.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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