When it was announced that the deal was for $10 million, it made a bit less sense as there was unlikely to be any team offering him anywhere close to that much money. This comes after reports of Kirk Cousins signing with Minnesota.
The Jets are calling an audible and turning to a familiar face as their backup plan at quarterback. But that wasn't the worst of it. Minutes later, Calvin Watkins of Newsday reported that the Jets have promised the starting job to McCown heading in to the 2018 season.More news: Marans, 5 others cleared by court in illegal telephone exchange case
McCown also tweeted a picture of himself - without any words - in a Jets uniform pumping both fists during a game.
Bridgewater barely played this year as he recovers from a gruesome leg injury that almost ended his National Football League career.
With McCown coming back, the Jets aren't necessarily set now at the quarterback position - although Bowles traditionally opens the offseason program with the incumbent penciled in at No. 1 on the depth chart.More news: Philadelphia Eagles make the right call signing Bradham over Robinson
As for Teddy, this will be his first full season following his horrendous injury.
The team did acquire Jermaine Kearse last season from the Seattle Seahawks to add an experienced receiver with a winning pedigree to help mold the Jets receiving unit, which should be a big help for Bridgewater.
The 25-year-old quarterback was the final pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft after a standout collegiate career at Louisville. But having McCown and possibly Bridgewater could buy time for a top draft pick and create an intriguing training camp competition.More news: Disney Reorganization Anticipates 21st Century Fox Assets
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