NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The New York Jets have signed quarterback Matt Flynn to a reported one-year deal.

Flynn, a 30-year-old career backup, will serve as insurance behind Week 1 starter Ryan Fitzpatrick. His deal was in the process of being finalized Tuesday night, the New York Daily News reported.

In a corresponding move, the Jets waived wide receiver Arthur Williams.

Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan said Tuesday on WFAN radio that he expected to add a veteran quarterback to the roster.

“Anything we can do to make our team better going forward, we’re going to do that,” Maccagnan told host Mike Francesa.

Presumptive starter Geno Smith was sidelined six to 10 weeks when his jaw was broken in an Aug. 11 locker-room confrontation.

Maccagnan said he feels “very comfortable” going into the regular season with Fitzpatrick, whose best years came in Buffalo under current Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey. The Jets also have rookies Bryce Petty and Jake Heaps on the depth chart.

“We view them more as guys we want to invest some time in,” Maccagnan said of his two young QBs. “There’s going to be a learning curve.”

Flynn was released by the Patriots last week. He was on New England’s non-football injury list with a hamstring issue and took a physical with the Jets on Friday.

Flynn — who once signed a three-year $20.5 million deal with the Seahawks — is a journeyman No. 2, with stops in Green Bay, Seattle, Oakland and Buffalo. He’s 3-4 in seven career starts.


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