A reasonable fallback option.

The Jets got a free agent quarterback — just not the one they preferred.

Instead of Kirk Cousins, who is heading to the Vikings, the Jets were forced to go with a reasonable fallback option, ex-Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

Former Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater plans to sign a one-year contract with the New York Jets when the new league year officially begins Wednesday, per @mortreport and @diannaESPN.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2018

So what does this mean for the Jets, who have been a quarterback-tortured franchise for decades?

Well, Bridgewater is not a lock to be the organization’s savior at the position, but it would make for a tremendous comeback story if he winds up helping the Jets become a winner.

The Jets are rebuilding with younger players, and they’re multiple years (not multiple months) away from being a serious playoff contender. Bridgewater, meanwhile, is gradually working his way back from a serious knee injury that cost him most of the past two seasons.

Since shredding his knee in 2016 training camp, he has played in just one game (and thrown two passes), last year. Will he ever be a promising quarterback again?

He has age on his side (like most players on the Jets’ roster), as he doesn’t turn 26 until November. So from that standpoint, he fits the mold of how the Jets are trying to rebuild.

Earlier Tuesday, before the Bridgewater news, the Jets re-signed last year’s starter, Josh McCown, who turns 39 in July. Now, if the Jets are able to draft a prominent quarterback sixth overall (or higher) next month, then they could be in good shape for 2018 and beyond, provided the draft pick actually pans out.

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Source:: New Jersey Real -Time Sports


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