It appears to be like like the Jets will be in the current market for a backup quarterback.
Josh McCown, who loaded that purpose very last 12 months, introduced a concept on Twitter via his agent that stated he has not built a ultimate selection about playing in 2019. The Jets experienced been waiting around to hear from McCown, but now it seems probable they will shift on.
“While I nevertheless have a solid drive to keep on playing, my loved ones dynamics at this point are these that I would like to get more time in advance of making the determination to enjoy in 2019,” McCown’s assertion read through. “I have spoken to the Jets to make them mindful. I’m fired up about spending time with my loved ones as we course of action what is next.”
McCown, who turns 40 in July, joined the Jets in 2017 as a free agent. He was the starting quarterback that time, throwing for a occupation-higher 18 touchdowns. He re-signed with the Jets very last 12 months on a one-12 months, $10 million contract.
His primary purpose was to mentor rookie quarterback Sam Darnold after the Jets took him with the third-overall decide on. Darnold and McCown grew pretty close and the rookie spoke typically about the lessons he acquired from the veteran.
When Darnold injured his foot in November, McCown started off 3 online games but managed just one touchdown towards 4 interceptions and misplaced all 3 online games.
The Jets do have Davis Webb below contract, but they definitely would seem to include a different veteran to the quarterbacks area to swap McCown.
Just one probability is Ryan Tannehill, who is predicted to be slice by the Dolphins. He and Jets coach Adam Gase expended the previous 3 seasons jointly in Miami and he could assist teach Darnold the offense.
The other opportunities for backups will not encourage anyone. Tyrod Taylor, Brock Osweiler, Robert Griffin III, Trevor Siemian and Sam Bradford are some of the names scheduled to hit free agency.