Teddy Bridgewater


Reports: Jets Signing QBs Bridgewater, McCown

March 13, 2018 - 4:55 pm

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (WFAN) -- After missing out on free agent prize Kirk Cousins on Tuesday, the Jets have reportedly signed two quarterbacks.

Former Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater will sign a one-year contract with the team Wednesday, NFL Network reported. Financial terms of the deal were not known Tuesday night.

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Earlier in the day, the Jets re-signed their starter from last season, Josh McCown, to a one-year contract, his agent said. The deal is reportedly worth $10 million.

Bridgewater was a first-round pick (32nd overall) by the Minnesota Vikings in 2014. In his first two seasons, he started 28 games, completing 64.9 percent of his passes for 6,150 yards with 28 touchdowns and 21 interceptions.

But just before the start of the 2016 season, the former Louisville star suffered a season-ending, noncontact injury when he dislocated his left knee and tore his ACL in practice. Bridgewater wasn't cleared to practice again until October 2017, but the surprising play of the Vikings' third-string quarterback, Case Keenum, left Bridgewater on the sidelines. He attempted just two passes on the season.

Still just 25 years old, Bridgewater is considered to be a talented player with untapped potential, but there are obviously concerns about him coming back from a serious knee injury and a two-year layoff, which is why McCown’s return likely makes sense to the Jets’ brass.

Last season, McCown completed 67.3 percent of his passes for 2,926 yards with 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He missed the final three games with a broken hand.

The Jets were hoping to sign Cousins, but the former Redskins quarterback has reportedly agreed to terms with the Vikings on a three-year, $84 million contract.

The Jets now have four quarterbacks under contract, including Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg.