In just over 24 hours from now, the Jets likely have a new franchise quarterback. So what does that mean for the four quarterbacks currently on the team’s roster?
Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty become trade/release candidates, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports. But Teddy Bridgewater isn’t guaranteed a roster spot “at least until he shows he’s healthy” despite signing a one-year deal that included $500,000 guaranteed with the Jets last month.
Bridgewater, 25, has played only nine snaps the past two seasons.
He missed the 2016 season after a non-contact knee injury. Bridgewater returned last season and served as the backup part of last season. He went 0-for-2 with an interception.
Bridgewater showed promise his first two seasons, going 17-11 with a Pro Bowl appearance in 2015.
Josh McCown returns to the Jets after going 5-8 as their starter last season. He could begin the 2018 season as the starter, giving a rookie quarterback some time to develop.