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Jets Exploring Quarterback Options Including Browns QB Josh McCown

According to Rich Cimini of ESPN, the Jets have begun examining quarterback options outside of re-signing QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, including current Browns QB Josh McCown.

Cimini mentions that the Jets would prefer to wait until McCown has been released to pursue, which seems like an inevitability, considering the Browns reported interest in Robert Griffin III and the possibility of them drafting a quarterback prospect.

Other quarterback options for the Jets, according to Cimini include: Colin Kaepernick, RGIII, Mike Glennon, and Brian Hoyer.

In regards to Kaepernick, a coach at the owners meetings told Cimini that he believes Kaepernick will end up with the Jets. However, Cimini believes the Jets would prefer to keep their draft picks and look at alternative quarterback options.

McCown, 36, signed a three-year, $14 million contract that includes $6.25 million guaranteed with the Browns back in March of last year. He stands to make base salaries of $4.375 million (2016) and $3.625 million (2017) over the duration of the agreement.

In 2015, McCown appeared in eight games and threw for 2,109 yards while completing 63.7 percent of his passes to go along with 12 touchdowns and four interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 29 quarterback out of 38 qualifying players.