Coming off the breaking news that the Minnesota Vikings will be signing free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins, the market for other passers like Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater started to heat up.
Before deciding on quarterback Case Keenum, the Denver Broncos considered a big-name free agent and a fellow former Minnesota Vikings quarterback. He threw right around 3,000 yards and 14 touchdown passes each of his first two seasons.
Bridgewater has played in just one game the past two seasons after suffering a serious knee injury in training camp ahead of the 2016 season. He returned to practice in the middle of the 2017 season and saw very limited action in the final game of the season.
Following his career year, McCown was named Curtis Martin Jets Team MVP as voted by his teammates. While it now seems like he made up his mind more than a month ago, the Jets were still led to believe they had a solid chance at signing Cousins.
His deal with the Jets has not yet been completed, however. They have Bryce Petty, a fourth-rounder three years ago, and Christian Hackenberg, a second-rounder in 2016, on the roster, along with undrafted free agent Joel Stave.
Although, the drafting of a quarterback would raise an important question: Why the heck did the Jets pay McCown $10 million? The 25-year-old has not had any setbacks in his recovery. Running back Matt Forte also recently announced his retirement. He ran for 853 yards and two touchdowns last season, and caught 28 passes for 182 yards.
Williamson turned down a four-year, $12m deal to remain with the Titans.
It's still early, and certainly still work to be done, but it's been a nice start for the Jets.
Johnson will give coach Todd Bowles' defense a legitimate No. 1 cornerback to pair with the young playmaking safety duo of Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye.