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Josh McCown wants to return to the Jets

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Josh McCown says he is not planning to retire and would like to return to the Jets in 2018.

McCown will turn 39 on the Fourth of July.

The journeyman had a solid statistical season in 2017 for the Jets, but this team needs to figure out a long-term solution at the quarterback position. A guy pushing 40 years old certainly would not fit that description.

Unless the Jets go big in free agency and land Kirk Cousins, finding that long-term solution will likely come through the Draft. The team would likely bring in a veteran as a potential bridge starter to slide into a backup role. Would McCown make sense then? You could make an argument, but I would like to think the Jets could do better than McCown. They could at least find somebody who could help as a backup for more than a year. There is lots of talk about McCown’s value as a potential mentor, but the whole idea of mentorship seems overrated to me. There aren’t many success stories on the list of young quarterbacks McCown has “mentored” in the past.