The 25-year-old Bridgewater has appeared in just one game since the 2015 season due to knee injuries, stunting his development in the National Football League after putting together a Pro-Bowl campaign. After working his way back to the Minnesota roster, he only played one game despite being on the active roster.
Bridgewater was a Pro Bowl selection in 2015, when he started all 17 games for the Vikings and led them to an 11-5 regular-season record before they lost in the first round of the playoffs.
The Jets were believed to be one of the primary potential suitors for free-agent prize Kirk Cousins, but the former Washington quarterback is visiting Minnesota on Wednesday.
It will be a one-year deal for Bridgewater, with the money not yet reported.
Cousins can not make any visits until he technically becomes a free agent when the new league year begins (along with the free agency signing period) at 4 p.m. Wednesday. So he has an opportunity to establish his health, prove he can play at a high level and hit the open market again next offseason.
CB Brashaud Breeland: Breeland would have been a great get for the Jets, but he has agreed to sign with the Carolina Panthers for $24 million over 3 years. Glennon made four unremarkable starts early last season, then was usurped by rookie Mitch Trubisky. Expect him to get a chance to earn the starting job, at least for this year, for the Jets. McCown, 38, will be a terrific mentor for the quarterback that the Jets are expected to draft in the first round. But for once, they may have a viable quarterback of the future in place via that sixth overall pick.