Josh McCown gets 1-year, $6 million deal with Jets

Quarterback Geno Smith has agreed to terms with the New York Giants

The veteran QB agreed to a one-year deal with the New York Jets that will pay him $6 million guaranteed, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.

McCown was cut by the Browns in February but visited the Cowboys within a month of being released.

A veteran of 14 National Football League seasons, McCown played five games for the Browns in 2016 while making three starts.

McCown will enter his age 38 season with NY in 2017 as he competes with the only other quarterbacks now on the roster in youngsters Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg for the starting spot. He should be a more reliable veteran option for the Jets than Ryan Fitzpatrick. He appeared in 13 games for the Browns, throwing for 3,209 yards, 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

McCown, who'll turn 38 on July 4, played the last two seasons with Cleveland. Tyrod Taylor, Mike Glennon and Brian Hoyer all could have been good fits, but all were quickly off the free-agent market.

McCown, 37, spent the weekend visiting the Jets, but left Sunday without a contract. He has never played a full 16-game season in his career. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, likely the Jets starting tight end for next season, was suspended the first two games of the 2017 season for a DUI arrest previous year.

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