The New York Jets don’t officially have a starting quarterback on their roster, but they did add a veteran presence at the position Monday who could fill the role, signing Josh McCown to a one-year deal.
The 37-year-old quarterback is coming off an injury-plagued 2016, when he played only five games with the Browns. McCown hasn’t found much success as a starter in his career, having gone just 2-20 in the role over the past three years.
McCown, who will play for his seventh team in 2017, had one of his better outings last season against the Jets, throwing for a season-high 341 yards in the Browns’ 31-28 loss.
Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty are the only other quarterbacks on the Jets roster, but the team has time to add further depth to the position through free agency and the draft. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith – two of the quarterbacks who started in New York last season – are on the free-agent market. Hackenberg hasn’t taken a snap in a regular-season game and Petty has only four career starts under his belt.