Sources informed JetsInsider Wednesday night that the New York Jets had closed in on a two-year agreement with veteran quarterback Mark Brunell.

The 39-year-old Brunell figures to serve as a much needed mentor to quarterback March Sanchez as well as another veteran leader in the Jets’ charismatic locker room.

Mark Brunell, signed on Wednesday, will serve as a veteran mentor to Mark Sanchez

Brunell, who spent the bulk of his seventeen-year career with the Jacksonville Jaguars, spent the last two seasons backing up Drew Brees in New Orleans.  Brunell also spent four seasons with the Washington Redskins from 2004-2007.  In sixteen games in ’09, Brunell completed 15 of 30 passes for 102 yards with one interception.

The Jets’ signing of Brunell figures to signal the end for Kellen Clemens in New York.  The Jets currently have five quarterbacks on the roster: Sanchez, Brunell, Jason O’Connell, Clemens, and Erik Ainge.

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