If Jets ink Bridgewater, Little Changes for Maccagnan
Mar 14 2018
Even though he just signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets, who are in dire need of a new signal-caller, Bridgewater might start the 2018 season as a backup to Josh McCown.
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.
Bridgewater was looking like a franchise player in Minnesota before suffering a awful knee injury in training camp two years ago. Chris Mortensen of ESPN adds it's going to be a one-year deal. If New York isn't in love with any of the quarterbacks this year, they can wait and have Bridgewater carry them forward for a year and instead draft a bluechip player sixth overall or pick up draft picks in a trade.
Coming in to relieve Bridgewater - post-injury - was Sam Bradford, who posted single-season career -high marks in yards and percentage in 2016-17. During that 2015 season, Bridgewater went 11-5 as Minnesota's starter, passing for 3,231 yards with 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions while completing over 65-percent of his passes.
The Jets were previously among the teams credited with an interest in Kirk Cousins, the top QB on the free-agent market, who now looks set to sign for the Minnesota Vikings. The Jets weren't expected to competitive in 2017-18 but played above expectations, albeit winning only five regular-season games and finishing in the cellar of the AFC East.