NFL News: New York Jets No Deal for Josh McCown, Jay Cutler an Alternate Choice

By Nikko Villanueva, Posted: 03/20/17 06:07AM EDT

The New York Jets are in NFL news because of their search for a quarterback. They recently met with the veteran Josh McCown although no agreement was reached. Another option for them is Jay Cutler who the Chicago Bears released when the new league year began.

The Jets are actively searching for a quarterback after losing two starters this early in the offseason. Geno Smith finally parted ways with them but is staying in New York, as he is reported to join the New York Giants. Meanwhile, Ryan Fitzpatrick became a free agent this year although it is unlikely for him to be re-signed following a poor 2016 season. 

McCown is one of the good quarterbacks left on the market and that is why the Jets decided to meet with him. Unfortunately, it was unproductive and no contract signing took place. There is still hope as NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk stated in its report that "the two sides will remain in conversation in the days to come."

If no deal is agreed upon soon, the Jets could focus on Cutler. He is believed to be on their radar and for the right price, they might pursue him. However, adding the 33-year-old at this point in his career is risky. He is coming off an injury and was unable to lead his previous team to success despite having eight seasons to do so. 

The Jets are in a tough situation and they only have limited options, which makes it harder for them. As of this moment, McCown seems to be the safest bet. The 37-year-old is a seasoned quarterback and is capable of starting or being a backup. They can also turn their attention to the upcoming draft since they have the sixth-overall pick.

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