If Jets ink Bridgewater, Little Changes for Maccagnan


The New York Jets are expected to sign quarterback Teddy Bridgewater when the National Football League free agency period officially starts on March 14, according to an initial report from Bryant McFadden.

He spent the past four years with the team, but played just one game over the past two seasons due to injury.

The Jets pick No. 6 overall, and barring the unforeseen, at least one of those quarterbacks should be available when NY is on the clock. Chris Mortensen of ESPN adds it's going to be a one-year deal.

The 25-year-old was taken with the 32nd overall pick in 2014 and helped lead Minnesota to the playoffs in 2015.

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He started 12 of his 13 appearances as a rookie in Minnesota, posting 2,919 yards and 14 touchdowns against 12 interceptions. It is also worth noting that the Vikings have since landed Kirk Cousins.

So while Bridgewater is a step in the right direction, his presence simply means the Jets have a competent young quarterback on the roster, which is refreshing, but not one that allows Maccagnan to look elsewhere with the sixth pick.

Although, the drafting of a quarterback would raise an important question: Why the heck did the Jets pay McCown $10 million?

But McCown returning for a second season does not sit well with some Jets fans, who had high hopes of making a more significant upgrade at quarterback. They went 5-8 with him in the lineup, failing to win a game after his injury.