Report: Jets want to sign Teddy Bridgewater
The New York Jets appear to have missed out on the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes, and starting quarterback options are rapidly disappearing from the free agent pool. As a result, they have reportedly turned their attention toward Teddy Bridgewater.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Jets are working on a deal with Bridgewater and consider him their top choice now that Cousins is on the verge of signing with the Minnesota Vikings.
The #Jets are working on a deal for QB Teddy Bridgewater, source said. It is not his only option. But it is their first choice.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2018
The Jets could also bring back Josh McCown and have him compete with Bridgewater and potentially a rookie quarterback for the starting job, but Bridgewater may want more of a guarantee than that. There were reportedly multiple teams interested in him as a starting quarterback at one point, but the Vikings, Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals have all signed QBs already.
Bridgewater has barely played over the last two seasons because of the devastating knee injury he suffered in 2016, so he may have to fight for a starting job this summer. He would have a good opportunity to win one in New York.