The Jets reportedly turned down a Cincinnati Bengals trade proposal that would have sent quarterback AJ McCarron to New York last season, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini.
Cincinnati, according to Cimini, called the Jets organization at the start of free agency and offered McCarron in a trade, however the Jets turned it down to focus on free agency. It is unclear what Cincinnati requested in the deal.
The 27-year-old McCarron, who has served as Andy Dalton's backup since he was drafted in the fifth round in 2014, will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason in a class that also features former Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and former Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford.
McCarron is 2-1 as a starter and has appeared in 11 games over the past four seasons, throwing for 920 yards on 86-of-133 passing, six touchdowns and two interceptions.