Agent says Josh McCown will remain a Jet


New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown was re-signed to a 1-year, $10 million contract and informed he will be the team's starter in 2018, reports Calvin Watkins of Newsday Sports.

Last season, the Jets were paced by the veteran signal caller McCown, who accounted for 2,926 yards and 18 touchdowns in contrast to nine interceptions.

NY is discussing adding Teddy Bridgewater, a free agent after not being brought back by the Vikings. Both players are on one-year deals, so they still haven't found their long-term solution at quarterback. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced it.

Bridgewater has thrown one pass in two years with the team that drafted him in 2014 in the Minnesota Vikings after he suffered a severe knee injury during training camp in 2016. NY is also expected to draft a rookie signal caller with the sixth pick.

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.

While the exact terms of the agreement are still being finalized, Bridgewater will head to NY. 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.

As for the current roster, the deal likely spells bad news for either Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg. Running back Matt Forte also recently announced his retirement.