Jets to target Teddy Bridgewater if they miss out on Kirk Cousins

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Bridgewater will presumably be brought in by the Jets on a one-year deal.

NY has also been negotiating toward a deal with former Minnesota Vikings starter Teddy Bridgewater, according to multiple reports.

While Bridgewater, 26, is still young, he comes with plenty of risks, so the Jets are smart to have other options in place. Expect him to get a chance to earn the starting job, at least for this year, for the Jets. McCown was also largely responsible for making a rising star out of wide receiver Robbie Anderson, who had an impressive 2017 campaign himself.

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Jets, reports ESPN's Chris Mortensen. If New York isn't in love with any of the quarterbacks this year, they can wait and have Bridgewater carry them forward for a year and instead draft a bluechip player sixth overall or pick up draft picks in a trade.

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Bridgewater barely played this year as he recovers from a gruesome leg injury that almost ended his 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. There are also some rumors floating around about the team's interest in Teddy Bridgewater.

NY will have a bit of a new look on offense this season, too, with coordinator John Morton fired and replaced by quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates.

Meanwhile, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and offensive linemen Wesley Johnson, Dakota Dozier, Ben Ijalana and Jonotthan Harrison are all scheduled to be free agents.

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