Teddy Bridgewater signs with Jets: Free Agency Grade

Why Teddy Bridgewater isn’t the solution the Jets need

Why Teddy Bridgewater isn’t the solution the Jets need

Josh McCown signed a $10 million deal to be the starter, but Bridgewater learning under his guidance is the best thing for him. 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.

NY is expected to sign the former Vikings quarterback to a one-year deal, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the situation.

Bridgwater was once a franchise staple of the Minnesota Vikings, but a leg injury suffered prior to the 2016-17 season put not only his status as the go-to guy under center in question, but his entire National Football League career.

Coming in to relieve Bridgewater - post-injury - was Sam Bradford, who posted single-season career -high marks in yards and percentage in 2016-17. The former Louisville quarterback did appear in one game last season in place of Case Keenum throwing just two passes, one being an interception. If he can prove he's healthy a team might be able to rekindle what he had before dislocating his knee. They still hold the No. 6 pick in the draft and could very well use it on a quarterback to sit behind McCown and Bridgewater.

Bridgewater signing leaves AJ McCarron as the top quarterback remaining on the free agency market.