NY is still expected to consider taking a quarterback with their first round pick in the draft, and they also agreed to a one-year deal with veteran signal caller Josh McCown. It is also worth noting that the Vikings have since landed Kirk Cousins. Since Sanchez, it certainly hasn't been an easy road for team Gang Green over the past five years without a true number one quarterback at the helm.
Bridgewater has effectively missed two seasons recovering from a knee injury suffered in August 2016. Last season in 13 starts for the team, McCown threw for just under 3,000 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions. He entered Minnesota's Week 15 game against the Cincinnati Bengals this past season, during which received a standing ovation, but Case Keenum already had solidified himself as the Vikings' starting quarterback by that point.
But for the most part, we can expect most of the reported deals to be wrapped up, which could make for a boring start to free agency-most of the guys agreeing to deals they'll sign and their representatives simply setting the market.
The Jets draft No. 6 overall.
The New York Jets have been plenty busy in the period leading up to the NFL's free agency period, which officially began on Wednesday. Should the Jets re-sign Claiborne, it would allow Skrine to move inside to the slot while safeties Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye continue to develop. It became clear his time in Minnesota was done after the franchise agreed to a three-year deal with Cousins. Although he did rush for 853 yards, he only had 2 touchdowns on 206 carries.
Crowell spent his first four seasons in Cleveland after signing with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Alabama State in 2014.
The 25-year-old also had 96 receptions for 770 yards and one score during his National Football League career. He has defended a total of 67 passes so far in his career.
The Jets were looking to add a running back after the retirement of Matt Forte.