Josh McCown informed he'll be the Jets' starter

New York Jets Mike Maccagnan

New York Jets Mike Maccagnan

It could signal the Jets aren't confident in the quarterbacks available with the sixth pick and would rather give Bridgewater a "prove it" deal.

Reports have surfaced from multiple sources that the University of Louisville alumnus has reached an agreement with the New York Jets, leaving behind the team that drafted him after word emerged that they were preparing to bring in ex-Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins. The Jets agreed to a one-year deal with Josh McCown earlier Tuesday. Expect him to get a chance to earn the starting job, at least for this year, for the Jets.

McCown also tweeted a picture of himself - without any words - in a Jets uniform pumping both fists during a game. Well, despite the feeling from fans the Jets are doing nothing at the start of free agency, there are still plenty of players available.

However, a torn ACL and dislocated knee suffered in the preseason sidelined him for the entire 2016 season and the start of the 2017 season. They have Bryce Petty, a fourth-rounder three years ago, and Christian Hackenberg, a second-rounder in 2016, on the roster, along with undrafted free agent Joel Stave. Following that, McCown signed, putting the possibility in question, but it looks like Bridgewater is coming to NY nonetheless.

Cousins was the Jets first option in free agency to take over under center and supply the team with the franchise quarterback the organization has been without for the better part of five decades. Running back Matt Forte also recently announced his retirement.

The Jets also appeared poised to make a big splash on defense, with multiple reports saying Tuesday night that NY was close to signing both former Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson and former Titans linebacker Avery Williamson.