Jets improve by signing younger free agents Johnson, Williamson

Florence Fletcher
March 15, 2018

In the summer of 2016, Bridgewater suffered a horrific knee injury in practice that would rule him out for the entirety of the season.

CB Patrick Robinson: Without a quality slot CB on the roster, the Jets should touch base with Robinson who kick-started his career last season with a move to the slot in Philadelphia.

The short-term deal and general manager Mike Maccagnan's front-and-center position at Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield's pro day on Wednesday imply NY could still be in the market for a franchise passer. Clearly, the Jets want to rebuild the right way and especially at quarterback, the most important position on the team.

Get prep sports breaking news alerts from the Gwinnett Daily Post staff delivered to your email. However, he signed with the Minnesota Vikings leaving the Jets to bring back Josh McCown. The Vikings agreed to sign Kirk Cousins earlier on Tuesday.

McCown averaged 16.5 FanDuel points in 13 games last season, with 2,926 passing yards, 18 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions.

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This is a deal that is potentially beneficial for both sides. Claiborne played in 15 games last season for the first time since his rookie year, 2012.

A person with direct knowledge of McCown's contract told The Associated Press the one-year deal, which will be signed when the NFL's free-agent period begins Wednesday, is worth $10 million.

The Jets drafted their current starting safeties, Marcus Maye and Jamal Adams, in the first two rounds of the 2017 draft. The former Rams cornerback agreed to terms on a five-year deal with $34 million guaranteed at signing, according to a source.

Crowell, 25, gained 3,118 yards in four seasons with the Browns, but he didn't become the team's primary back until the past two seasons.

The 25-year-old also had 96 receptions for 770 yards and one score during his National Football League career. He caught a career-best 40 passes in 2016. Running back Matt Forte also recently announced his retirement. Bates, who was Todd Bowles' quarterbacks coach in 2017 and mentored McCown while serving in the same capacity with Chicago in 2012, was promoted to offensive coordinator in February.

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