Vacchiano notes that the Jets believe they can offer Cousins more money than any other team, though it's unclear if they'd give him the fully guaranteed three-year contract he is reportedly seeking.
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.
In dire need of upgrades at quarterback, cornerback, offensive line and edge rusher, the Jets have agreed to terms with a troubled running back and Josh McCown. While Bridgewater was healthy enough to be on the Vikings roster a year ago, the consistent play of Case Keenum kept the former first round pick on the sidelines.
It would ensure the Jets have plenty of depth and insurance at the position should their plans of making Bridgewater a franchise quarterback go awry. But that wasn't the worst of it. Minutes later, Calvin Watkins of Newsday reported that the Jets have promised the starting job to McCown heading in to the 2018 season. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hadn't announced it.
Even after re-signing Josh McCown to a one-year, $10 million deal, the Jets still have $80 million to spend and no Kirk Cousins to spend it on.
As for Teddy, this will be his first full season following his horrendous injury. Per ESPN's Dan Graziano, the signing of McCown won't necessarily preclude the Jets from also signing Bridgewater. Following that, McCown signed, putting the possibility in question, but it looks like Bridgewater is coming to NY nonetheless. The Jets are also still expected to draft a QB in the first round this year. Crowell would serve as a complement to veteran Bilal Powell and second-year back Elijah McGuire.