Jets provide back again QB Josh McCown also in talks with Teddy Bridgewater

NEW YORK (AP) &#8212 The New York Jets are calling an audible and turning to a familiar encounter as their backup program at quarterback.
Josh McCown agreed Tuesday on a 1-yr offer to return to the Jets, agent Mike McCartney announced on Twitter.
The Jets had been considered to be one particular of the principal likely suitors for free of charge-agent prize Kirk Cousins, but the previous Washington quarterback is going to Minnesota on Wednesday.
With the possibility looming that Cousins could indication with the Vikings prior to at any time assembly with the Jets, New York alternatively is bringing back its 38-yr-aged starter who experienced a job period final 12 months. McCown established person highs with 2,926 yards passing and eighteen touchdowns, and rapidly recognized himself as a highly regarded chief in the locker space.
A person with immediate expertise of McCown&#8217s contract advised The Connected Push the a single-calendar year deal, which will be signed when the NFL&#8217s totally free-agent period begins Wednesday, is worth $ 10 million. The individual spoke on issue of anonymity because the crew had not declared it.
McCown also tweeted a picture of himself &#8212 without having any terms &#8212 in a Jets uniform pumping both fists for the duration of a game.
His future with the Jets &#8212 and in the NFL &#8212 was unsure after he broke his left hand at Denver on Dec. 10 and concluded the season on injured reserve. After the season, he said he needed to carry on enjoying, but the Jets emerged as achievable contenders in the sweepstakes for Cousins.
&#8220I appreciated my year there this year,&#8221 McCown said for the duration of an interview with NFL Network in January. &#8220More than everything, just the men and women in the firm. It&#8217s a specific location from the possession down. I enjoyed my time with coach (Todd) Bowles. A lot of choices have to be produced in the up coming handful of months, but I loved being there, and we&#8217ll see how it plays out.&#8221
With McCown coming back, the Jets aren&#8217t automatically set now at the quarterback place &#8212 though Bowles usually opens the offseason software with the incumbent penciled in at No. 1 on the depth chart.
New York is speaking about including Teddy Bridgewater, a free of charge agent soon after not currently being brought again by the Vikings. ESPN and NFL Network described the Jets and Bridgewater agreed to conditions on a one-calendar year deal.
The 2014 first-spherical pick threw just two passes &#8212 including an interception &#8212 final year in his return from a severe knee harm in August 2016. He was a Pro Bowl selection following his next period and was mainly regarded as a climbing star at his position just before the harm.
The Jets could also probably draft a quarterback with the No. six general decide in April. They have Bryce Petty, a fourth-rounder three a long time back, and Christian Hackenberg, a 2nd-rounder in 2016, on the roster, together with undrafted totally free agent Joel Stave. But obtaining McCown and possibly Bridgewater could acquire time for a top draft choose and produce an intriguing coaching camp opposition.
New York will have a little bit of a new seem on offense this time, as well, with coordinator John Morton fired and changed by quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates. Operating back Matt Forte also just lately declared his retirement. ESPN also first noted Tuesday that the Jets and previous Browns working back Isaiah Crowell had been in agreement conversations. Crowell would provide as a enhance to veteran Bilal Powell and second-calendar year again Elijah McGuire.
Meanwhile, limited end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and offensive linemen Wesley Johnson, Dakota Dozier, Ben Ijalana and Jonotthan Harrison are all scheduled to be free of charge agents.
The Jets also appeared poised to make a large splash on defense, with multiple stories declaring Tuesday night that New York was close to signing each previous Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson and former Titans linebacker Avery Williamson.