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Report: Teddy Bridgewater to sign one-year deal with Jets

Jets Wire logo Jets Wire 3/14/2018 Gary Phillips
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Teddy Bridgewater will sign a one-year contract with the Jets when free agency officially begins on Wednesday, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

The ex-Vikings QB will join Josh McCown, who re-signed with the Jets on Tuesday for one year and $10 million. The monetary details of Bridgewater's deal are not yet known.

Bridgewater's agreement with the Jets comes after New York lost out on Kirk Cousins to Bridgewater's old team, the Vikings. Earlier on Tuesday, the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the Jets and Bridgewater were working on a deal. Following that, McCown signed, putting the possibility in question, but it looks like Bridgewater is coming to New York nonetheless.

It will be interesting to see how the Jets' QB depth chart pans out, as Newsday's Calvin Watkins reported Gang Green told McCown he would be the starter. New York is also expected to draft a rookie signal caller with the sixth pick.

A product of Louisville, Bridgewater looked to be a star in the making. In 2015, his second season in the league, he earned a Pro Bowl nod after a strong season through the air and on the ground. Then, in 2016, disaster struck.

His promising career was derailed by a non-contact knee injury that included a torn ACL and a dislocation. Bridgewater missed the entire 2016 season and only managed a couple of snaps in 2017. It's unclear what he can offer the Jets under center, but his upside is high.

While Bridgewater, 26, is still young, he comes with plenty of risks, so the Jets are smart to have other options in place.

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