Jets to sign Teddy Bridgewater

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater

By signing both Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater the Jets appear to be saying they aren't ready to take another spin at the table this year.

Bridgewater, formerly a Minnesota Vikings starter, agreed to a one-year contract, a source told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

The 2014 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year and erstwhile quarterback of the future in Minnesota, Bridgewater is free agency's quintessential wild card with just two pass attempts since suffering a career-threatening knee injury in August of 2016. The only game action he saw last season came in the fourth quarter of a blowout victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Jets drafted their current starting safeties, Marcus Maye and Jamal Adams, in the first two rounds of the 2017 draft. "A lot of decisions have to be made within the next few months, but I loved being there, and we'll see how it plays out". Had the Jets been able to secure a more traditional five-year deal with only a portion of the contract guaranteed, that would have been a far more palatable alternative. It is wise for the Jets to sign several options at QB this offseason.

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The only other quarterback now signed by the Vikings is former undrafted free agent Kyle Sloter. With the No. 6 overall pick of the draft, the Jets could select a quarterback or possibly move up to grab one. The 25-year-old has not had any setbacks in his recovery.

The Jets were looking to add a running back after the retirement of Matt Forte. He caught a career-best 40 passes in 2016.

Williamson turned down a four-year, $12m deal to remain with the Titans.

Watkins started covering the Cowboys in 2006 and after a three-year stint covering the Rockets for ESPN is now back on an National Football League beat covering the Jets. He will team up with Darron Lee in the middle of Todd Bowles' defense.

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