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.
Although, the drafting of a quarterback would raise an important question: Why the heck did the Jets pay McCown $10 million?
Bridgwater was once a franchise staple of the Minnesota Vikings, but a leg injury suffered prior to the 2016-17 season put not only his status as the go-to guy under center in question, but his entire National Football League career.
The leg injury pulled a 180 on Bridgewater's career coming off an 11-win season and playoff appearance with the Vikings.
Last season, the Jets were paced by the veteran signal caller McCown, who accounted for 2,926 yards and 18 touchdowns in contrast to nine interceptions.
Whether or not this means the Jets do not draft a quarterback sixth overall is yet to be seen.
Bridgewater might just be the bridge to a first round pick such as Josh Allen or Baker Mayfield.
Minnesota has elected to let quarterbacks Keenum, Sam Bradford and Bridgewater test free agency.