Hours after getting spurned by prized free agent Kirk Cousins, the Jets agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with veteran Josh McCown, according to a source.

It was the ultimate no-brainer for Gang Green, who will look to McCown to provide the same stability on and off the field that he did last season.

The 15-year veteran set career highs in passing yards, touchdowns, completion percentage and starts in his first season with the Jets. He quickly became the team’s undisputed leader, a respected veteran voice in a locker room looking for direction. McCown, 38, will be a terrific mentor for the quarterback that the Jets are expected to draft in the first round.

Josh McCown will be back with the Jets in 2018.

Josh McCown will be back with the Jets in 2018.

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Gang Green is also in negotiations with free-agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

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