So the Jets signed Josh McCown, now what?

Apr 04, 2017, 00:31
So the Jets signed Josh McCown, now what?

The New York Jets signed journeyman quarterback Josh McCown to a one-year contract on Monday. The franchise is in rebuilding mode, so regardless of his age, he can provide mentorship to the young quarterbacks on the roster, assuming the Jets still believe in Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg.

McCown wrapped up a visit to Florham Park over the week. McCown, who signed a fully guaranteed one-year, $6 million deal that could reach as high as $13 million with incentives, is clearly a bridge to whatever plans management has for its future at the position.

McCown, who turns 38 in July, spent the past two seasons with the Browns.

The New York Jets have finally landed a quarterback.

But his transition to the Jets should be much smoother given his existing relationship with new quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates, who previously was an assistant in Chicago when McCown was Cutler's backup. That would make a Josh McCown contract very affordable for the team, especially if it is a one-year deal without any long-term commitments.

McCown, 37, arrived in the Big Apple on Friday and began talks with the Jets about filling a void at back-up quarterback. Signing McCown would let the team focus on other endeavors and allow fans to start thinking more about New York Jets rumors that involve the upcoming NFL Draft.

Having McCown in the mix now gives the Jets several options. Overall, he's 18-42 in 60 career starts. According to Newsday, tight end Mychal Rivera will be in Florham Park on Monday. The Raiders' sixth-round pick in 2013 has 146 receptions for 1,413 yards and 10 touchdowns in his career.

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