Just a few days after Spike Lee called out his hometown team to sign controversial free agent Colin Kaepernick to play quarterback, the New York Jets went in pretty much the exact opposite direction by signing veteran journeyman Josh McCown instead.
After watching Geno Smith sign a deal with the crosstown New York Giants, the Jets have Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg, and now McCown on the quarterback depth chart for 2017.
The #Jets deal for QB Josh McCown is a 1-year deal worth $6M — fully guaranteed — source said. NYJ paying big for his tutelage (and play).
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 20, 2017
As Ian Rapoport says, this deal could be just as a mentor for the young quarterbacks on the roster or even for a potential rookie the Jets select in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Regardless, there’s still a mess under center for the J-E-T-S, Jets.