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Teddy Bridgewater plans to sign with Jets

17 March, 2018, 02:03 | Author: Lula Armstrong
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While Bridgewater will presumably compete for the starting spot, the Jets may still be in the hunt for another quarterback.

This comes after reports of Kirk Cousins signing with Minnesota.

Williamson signed a three-year contract worth $22.5 million with NY after spending his first four National Football League seasons with Tennessee and leading the Titans in tackles in two of those years.

Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater will battle it out under center in training camp after the two signed one-year deals.

Most recently, Bridgewater saw action during garbage time of the Vikings Week 15 game against the Cincinnati Bengals where he attempted two passes, one was incomplete and the other was intercepted. The former first-round pick threw for 6,150 yards and 28 touchdowns in 30 games with the Vikings.

Reuters/Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY SportsMinnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) rushes against the New York Giants in the third quarter at TCF Bank Stadium, Dec. 27, 2015. The Jets are also rumored to be considering drafting a QB in the first-round of this season's draft.


ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the two sides closed on an agreement and NFL Network broke the news on the value of the deal.

After addressing the quarterback position, the Jets stuck with offense and handed a three-year deal to former Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell. Although he did rush for 853 yards, he only had 2 touchdowns on 206 carries.

He won the starting job last season and went on to tie a career-mark with 13 starts.

At the same time, Bridgewater is still just 25-years old. He posted slightly better numbers in 2016, rushing for 952 yards while averaging 4.8 yards per attempt.

Yes, McCown is not the long-term quarterback answer for the Jets. Whether or not he can return to form before his horrific injury a few years ago remains to be seen but he might not be the long-term answer the Jets are looking for at quarterback.

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