Buzz: Are the Jets close to a deal for QB Teddy Bridgewater?

The Jets may about to introduce themselves into the fray, as reports are indicating they are close to a deal with former Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

An earlier report indicated that the deal was close to being completed:

Rich Cimini has since said that they are "in the midst of negotiations".

Having missed out on Kirk Cousins (who reportedly will sign with the Vikings), the Jets' next move was to bring in a veteran starter, although this might not preclude them from also drafting a quarterback in the first round of next month's draft.

The 25-year old Bridgewater has only thrown two passes since a horrendous knee injury at the start of the 2016 season. He had thrown for 28 touchdowns and 21 interceptions in his first two seasons after being selected with the 32nd overall pick in 2014.

It will be interesting to see what kind of contract he commands. It will likely contain heavy injury protections.

Other players linked to the Jets today include running back Dion Lewis and center Spencer Long. We'll keep you updated with any developments.