According to Garafolo, Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty are trade/release candidates for the Jets this offseason, considering that the team is expected to use the No. 3 overall pick on a quarterback this Thursday.
If/when the Jets draft another quarterback, they’ll have five quarterbacks on their roster, which is why a few of them could be on the outs once they begin to get their depth chart in order for this summer.
Bridgewater worked his way back from a major knee injury last year, but there’s still some question about him his knee moving forward.
Bridgewater, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Vikings back in 2014. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $6,849,502 rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $1,354,023 for the 2017 season.
The Vikings declined to pick up Bridgewater’s fifth-year option that would have cost them $12,198,000 million for the 2018 season. Bridgewater signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Jets this offseason that includes just $500,000 guaranteed, so it wouldn’t be difficult for New York to move on in the coming months.
In 2017, Bridgewater appeared in one game for the Vikings and was 0-2 passing and threw an interception.
We’ll have more regarding the Jets as the news is available.