Still with plenty of money to spend and several spots needing to be addressed, where could, or should the Jets look next?
The only other quarterback now signed by the Vikings is former undrafted free agent Kyle Sloter. Johnson, is 28, the same age as the man he replaced, Morris Claiborne. Last season Crowell saw a lot of his touches going to Duke Johnson.
Bridgewater has effectively missed two seasons recovering from a knee injury suffered in August 2016.
Youth was also a factor at two positions - inside linebacker and running back. He turned 26 March 9.
It is unclear if the Jets will also consider drafting a quarterback with the sixth overall pick next month. There was initially some fear that Bridgewater would never play football again due to the severity of the injury. "Very nice kid, very humble".
- I mean, the Jets were bragging about how they had $100 million available.
The Jets valued Davis but decided that getting a younger version would benefit them.
Terms weren't immediately known, but Pro Football Talk reported that it's for five years and $72.5 million, including $34 million guaranteed at signing.
No matter who the Jets draft, expect to see McCown play a big role in their rookie development. Crowell signed a three-year, $12-million deal with $6 million in guarantees.
Crowell is one of only six National Football League backs with at least 150 carries in each of the past two seasons to average 4.0 yards or more per carry, joining Devonta Freeman, Jordan Howard, Ezekiel Elliott, Mark Ingram and Le'Veon Bell. However, they ultimately showed they still have a way to go until they become a serious contender. Powell turns 30 October 27.
Per a Newsday report, McCown was promised the team's starting job before re-signing.
It's certainly not too hard to believe Bridgewater and his representatives are taking their time finding him the best possible deal.
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. Gaines and Johnson would be great additions to a Jets secondary.