New York Jets Sign Quarterback Josh McCown
Oct 30, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Jets outside linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin (55) tries to sack Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown (13) during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Jets won 31-28. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

It appears New York Jets GM Mike Maccagnan snagged his next quarterback by agreeing to terms with free agent quarterback Josh McCown.

It appears the New York Jets have found their starting quarterback for the 2017 season.

Josh McCown‘s agent took to Twitter to break the news.

The Jets will pay McCown six million dollars as a base salary, with an additional two million dollars in playtime incentives and five million in team-based incentives, according to Albert Breer.

McCown started in only three games for the Cleveland Browns last season. He threw for 1,100 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions. A career journeyman, this will be McCown’s seventh NFL team.

It remains to be seen whether or not McCown will start for the Jets or serve as a mentor for the Jets’ young quarterbacks. In an ideal world, McCown will compete for the starting quarterback position against Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg.

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Charles Hart

Charles is a sophomore at Pennsylvania State University from Long Island, New York, majoring in broadcast journalism.

As a member of Penn State’s CommRadio, the official radio station of the College of Communications, Charles has written various articles covering Penn State football and basketball. In addition to writing, Charles also co-hosts Empire State College, the only New York sports talkshow on campus.