The two parties are still talking at this time, but no deal is considered imminent, according to Breer.
Yesterday, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reported that there’s serious enough interest between the Jets and McCown that the two parties have begun discussing the parameters of a potential agreement.
Vacchiano adds that this appears to leave McCown in position to be the leader in regards to the Jets’ quarterback position, as of now. Although, sources tell Vacchiano that New York is also interested in free agent QB Jay Cutler, but they’ve yet to meet with him, despite interest in bringing him in for a visit.
McCown previously visited with the Cowboys, who figure to be an option once they move on from Tony Romo.
McCown, 37, is a former third-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2002. He’s played for several teams over the course of his career including the Lions, Raiders, Dolphins, Panthers, 49ers, Bears, Buccaneers and most recently for the Browns.
McCown was entering the final year of his three-year, $14 million contract when the Browns released him in a move that freed up $4,375,000 in available cap space while creating $666,668 in dead money.
In 2016, McCown threw for 1100 yards while completing 54.5 percent of his passes to go along with six touchdowns and six interceptions over the course of five games.