The Jets are not locked in to keeping their three quarterbacks to start the season. In a radio interview, Jets GM Mike Maccagnan acknowledged that he is open to trading – or releasing – one of his QBs.
“There’s nothing to stop us from keeping three and there’s nothing to stop us from keeping two,” Maccagnan said (Twitter link via Rich Cimini of ESPN.com).
Of course, No. 3 overall pick Sam Darnold is staying put, and it’s hard to imagine the Jets getting much for 39-year-old Josh McCown, who is set to earn $10MM this year. The odd man out – if there is one – is Teddy Bridgewater. Maccagnan also praised the “unflappable” Darnold, which is yet another sign that they might have enough confidence in the rookie to start him in Week 1 and remove one of his safety nets.
Bridgewater has looked sharp this offseason and he unquestionably has trade value. For the right offer, it sounds like the Jets are willing to pull the trigger.
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