Jets head coach Todd Bowles said the team would be interested in bringing back veteran quarterback Josh McCown for the 2018 season, he told ESPN's Rich Cimini.
"Josh had a great year," Bowles said. "It would be great to have him back. It's business in this league. He has decisions to make, we have decisions to make. Hopefully, they can meet and we'll go from there."
The 38-year-old McCown went 5-8 in 13 games as the Jets' starting quarterback before he suffered a season-ending hand injury in Week 14 against the Denver Broncos.
New York lost three games when Bryce Petty took over the starting quarterback duties and has yet to have former second-round pick Christian Hackenberg take a snap in either of his first two seasons.
But despite a quarterback-rich draft class that could include USC's Sam Darnold and UCLA's Josh Rosen, and a free-agent market that will include Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, Bowles said the Jets are open to re-signing McCown, who has played with eight teams in his 15-year playing career.
McCown was not made available to comment to the media after the season given he was on injured reserve and has not yet committed to playing next season.
In the 13 games with the Jets, he threw for 2,926 yards, 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions with a 67.3 percent completion percentage, and his teammates voted him as the team MVP. After McCown broke his hand in a Week 14 loss to Denver, he took on a "player-coach assignment" by helping Petty and Hackenberg.
Bowles said he "could see [McCown] being an excellent coach when he's done playing."