Despite splashy free-agent signings that should help improve the roster, general manager Mike Maccagnan drew mixed reviews for his decisions at quarterback.
After re-signing signal-caller Josh McCown to a one-year, $10 million deal, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the Jets also acquired Teddy Bridgewater for a season.
In addition, Gang Green moved into the No. 3 slot in the draft and sent the Nos. 6, 37, 49 overall picks and a 2019 selection to the Indianapolis Colts, per Rapoport. Bryce Petty and Joel Stave remain on the books through the 2018 season, and 2016 second-round pick Christian Hackenberg has two more years on his rookie deal.
Realistically, barring rampant injury and planets re-aligning, Petty and Stave have zero chance at starting for the Jets in 2018. It’s clear the organization doesn’t have faith in wholesale nfl jerseys Hackenberg even with his second-round draft tag.
It boils down to McCown and Bridgewater under center for the 2018 campaign. In 2017, the former produced one of his best seasons with career highs in completion percentage (67), nfl jerseys wholesale passing yards (2,926) and touchdowns (18). He also started 13 games for just the second time in his career, which speaks to why Maccagnan would also sign Bridgewater.
The team tabbed McCown as the starter, per Newsday reporter Calvin Watkins, but he won’t finish the season under center nfl jerseys china based on his track record.
The 39-year-old has never played a full 16-game slate. Bridgewater will likely see the field at some point. When he does, the coaching staff can project his progress coming off a significant knee injury during the 2016 offseason.
Assuming the Jets select a top quarterback prospect, he’d eventually take over as the potential franchise centerpiece. McCown will accept the role as the placeholder while nfl wholesale jerseys Bridgewater tries to work his way into starting, while the draft pick will have at least a year on the sideline before taking the field.