Jets to sign Teddy Bridgewater

Jets to sign Teddy Bridgewater

If you're sitting in front of your computer screen or smart phone following free agency and trying to figure out what exactly is going on with the New York Jets, you're not alone. He is just 25 years old and would have to compete with Josh McCown for the starting job. This year they missed out on the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes, but they have cashed in on former Minnesota Viking quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

The Jets are calling an audible and turning to a familiar face as their backup plan at quarterback. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hadn't announced it.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapaport, among others, the Jets are actively working on a deal with former Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater. He was a Pro Bowl selection after his second season and was largely considered a rising star at his position before the injury. The Jets also have the sixth overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, which they could use on another quarterback such as Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, but the team has needs at almost every position.

NY will have a bit of a new look on offense this season, too, with coordinator John Morton fired and replaced by quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates. McCown has reportedly been informed he'll be the Jets' 2018 starter, but McCown is 38 and is already a known commodity.

Cousins was the Jets first option in free agency to take over under center and supply the team with the franchise quarterback the organization has been without for the better part of five decades.

Meanwhile, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and offensive linemen Wesley Johnson, Dakota Dozier, Ben Ijalana and Jonotthan Harrison are all scheduled to be free agents.