McCown agreed on a one-year contract to keep him in NY, which will reportedly pay McCown $10million for the 2018 season. "I just kind of had to wait and see where that was going to go and once certain dominos fell a certain way, there's an opportunity to return to the Jets and I was excited about that". He is just 25 years old and would have to compete with Josh McCown for the starting job.
The 28-year-old was widely viewed as the top cornerback available in free agency and joins a well-stocked secondary with the Jets, who are coached by former National Football League safety Todd Bowles. Unfortunately, McCown isn't the answer and neither is Bridgewater.
The last signing for the Jets on Thursday came late in the evening as they added some more depth on defensive, this time at the linebacker position.
You can forget about Petty since he was so bad last season, it was the final nail in the coffin of another losing season.
Bridgewater's signing is a low-risk moved based on his potential. Especially when they were mathematically eliminated from the NFL Playoffs and had nothing to play for except pride.
Meanwhile, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and offensive linemen Wesley Johnson, Dakota Dozier, Ben Ijalana and Jonotthan Harrison are all scheduled to be free agents. At least that is what was evident when Hackenberg got to play football in meaningless preseason games.
It's time the Jets made the necessary cuts to pave the way for a new trio at quarterback in 2018.
Bridgewater was cleared to play during the 2017 season, but never truly got back on the field after Case Keenum's incredible season. If they're going to ever get out of the basement in the AFC East, you can not continue to make decisions and get just average football players.
Bridgewater has been one of the more intriguing options on the quarterback market.