New York Jets working on deal for Teddy Bridgewater


A source said Bridgewater would like to sign a one- or two-year contract with the hopes of parlaying that into a long-term contract in the future. Clearly, the University of Louisville product was not the only target for the Jets as they added more pieces to their roster.

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Jets, reports ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

NY is discussing adding Teddy Bridgewater, a free agent after not being brought back by the Vikings.

Bridgewater, who was drafted in the first round (32nd overall) by the Vikings in 2014, showed promise in his first two seasons but suffered a serious leg injury that sidelined him for all of 2016 and most of 2017.

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.

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With McCown coming back, the Jets aren't necessarily set now at the quarterback position — although Bowles traditionally opens the offseason program with the incumbent penciled in at No. 1 on the depth chart.

The Vikings have reportedly offered quarterback Kirk Cousins a three-year, $86 million deal. The Vikings have offered the free agent quarterback a three-year, $86 million deal, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He will team up with Darron Lee in the middle of Todd Bowles' defense. He was a Pro Bowl selection after his second season and was largely considered a rising star at his position before the injury.

Bridgewater is a free agent with Minnesota having declined his fifth-year contract option.

NY will have a bit of a new look on offense this season, too, with coordinator John Morton fired and replaced by quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates.

Terms of the deal have not been revealed, but the New York Jets may be one of the most interesting and unusual fits for Bridgewater considering the weather and supporting cast the team has to offer.

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