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Published: Sat, March 17, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Plan B not bad thing for Jets at QB

Plan B not bad thing for Jets at QB

Which isn't the worst thing in the world.

After addressing the quarterback position, the Jets stuck with offense and handed a three-year deal to former Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell. The Vikings have offered the free agent quarterback a three-year, $86 million deal, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

So Plan B isn't such a bad thing.

Former Minnesota Vikings first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater is expected to sign with the New Jets, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The 26-year-old Williamson will be a replacement at inside linebacker for Demario Davis, who led the Jets in tackles last season with a career season but is 29 and left as a free agent. He's a terrific locker room leader, and he'd be an excellent mentor for Bridgewater and a rookie quarterback.

It is still remarkable that he is still in the league and poised to become a starting quarterback again after a dislocated knee during training camp prior to the 2016 season nearly led to the amputation of his leg. Hackenberg, however, has yet to register a regular season snap since the Jets drafted him in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

The Jets pick No. 6 overall, and barring the unforeseen, at least one of those quarterbacks should be available when NY is on the clock. Any of them would do (with one notable exception).

There's still a lot of work to be done, but after taking what felt like an extra day and a half of down time, the Jets front office got to work and produced results. But that stuff just doesn't fly in the National Football League, and the fact that he wants to start immediately wouldn't fit into the structure of a Bridgewater-McCown-rookie arrangement.

UCLA's Josh Rosen, USC's Sam Darnold, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and Wyoming's Josh Allen are the top four quarterbacks in the draft.

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