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New York Jets, Teddy Bridgewater Working On Deal

New York Jets, Teddy Bridgewater Working On Deal

The New York Jets have roughly $90 million in cap space, the most in the National Football League, although they've been quiet throughout the first 24 hours of free agency.

Instead, a 5-11 record has the Jets choosing sixth in the draft, a pick that could be used on one of a number of promising first-round-caliber quarterbacks whether it be USC's Sam Darnold, UCLA's Josh Rosen, Wyoming's Josh Allen, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield or Louisville's Lamar Jackson.

The Jets were believed to be one of the primary potential suitors for free-agent prize Kirk Cousins, but the former Washington quarterback is visiting Minnesota on Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hadn't announced it.

Former Minnesota Vikings first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater is expected to sign with the New Jets, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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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. However, a non contact knee injury kept him out of action for that entire season.

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. Following that, McCown signed, putting the possibility in question, but it looks like Bridgewater is coming to NY nonetheless. McCown has reportedly been informed he'll be the Jets' 2018 starter, but McCown is 38 and is already a known commodity.

Meanwhile, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and offensive linemen Wesley Johnson, Dakota Dozier, Ben Ijalana and Jonotthan Harrison are all scheduled to be free agents.