Jets sign veteran QB Mark Brunell

Updated: July 29, 2010, 7:15 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The worst-kept secret in New York football became reality Wednesday, when the Jets signed free-agent quarterback Mark Brunell to a two-year contract to serve as Mark Sanchez's backup and mentor.

Brunell, who turns 40 in September, was targeted by the Jets in April, when he took a free-agent visit to their facility. In a final audition, he worked out Wednesday for team officials in Florham Park, N.J. Because of the "Final Eight" rules, the Jets couldn't sign Brunell or ...

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