McCown signed a one-year deal worth $6 million with the Jets last season, but has parlayed a strong 2017 performance into another - and bigger - deal with NY, as the veteran quarterback has just agreed to one-year, $10 million contract with the team. We'll see which side blinks first.
It was a wise move to bring back McCown on a one-year, $10 million deal. McCown is likely viewed as a mentor-type of quarterback, while Bridgewater is nearly a complete unknown at this point in his career. 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. The team was not expected to resign Bridgewater this offseason, but his fate was sealed when the Vikings signed up Kirk Cousins to a three-year, $84 million deal Tuesday.
Coming in to relieve Bridgewater - post-injury - was Sam Bradford, who posted single-season career -high marks in yards and percentage in 2016-17.
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. They went 5-8 with him in the lineup, failing to win a game after his injury.