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Josh McCown Back with the Jets in 2018? It Could Happen

Jets general manager Mike Mccagnan said Tuesday that the team is open to bringing back veteran quarterback Josh McCown in 2018 according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.

Maccagnan also claimed that the team has not “closed the book” on 2016 second-round bust Christian Hacenberg-no word from Cimini as to whether the assembled reporters broke out in peals of laughter. As far as McCown goes, the Jets should want him back after the veteran unexpectedly led a team believed to be tanking and competing for the No.1-overall pick to five wins and several more close, competitive losses.

Even more unexpectedly, the oft-injured McCown managed to start 13 games for the Jets and threw 18 touchdown passes to only nine interceptions. On the flip side, McCown turns 39 years old in July and no one would blame him if he decided to call it a career.

McCown would be fine as a bridge option in 2018 but the Jets seem no closer to finding their quarterback of the future than the were last year at this time. One thing for certain is that the future is not Hackenberg or Bryce Petty. The Jets plan to be “very active” in the free agent market and seem likely to select a QB out of this year’s talented draft class with their first-round pick.

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