Teddy Bridgewater signs with Jets: Free Agency Grade

Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins

Shortly after giving Josh McCown a one-year, $10 million to return to NY, the Jets agreed to sign ex-Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a one-year deal, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen and Dianna Russini. The team was not expected to resign Bridgewater this offseason, but his fate was sealed when the Vikings signed up Kirk Cousins to a three-year, $84 million deal Tuesday. Nothing that happens in free agency will preclude them from considering a quarterback with the sixth pick in the draft, a source said. The former Louisville quarterback did appear in one game last season in place of Case Keenum throwing just two passes, one being an interception.

But McCown returning for a second season does not sit well with some Jets fans, who had high hopes of making a more significant upgrade at quarterback. At age 38, McCown was able to stitch together his best season as a professional, coming up with career-best figures of 2,926 passing yards, 18 passing touchdowns, and a 67.3 completion percentage. He also hinted to teammates that he might retire, but he came out publicly in January to say he intends to play at least one more season. NY were surprisingly competitive during the season and went 5-8 in games he was under center.

Neither the team nor player has high expectations from the general football public in 2018, which sets this up for a flawless test run.

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