Teddy Bridgewater has been studying the saints offense and Drew Brees since college. Bridgewater signed with the New York Jets to compete for the starting job with Josh McCown. Both quarterbacks are scheduled to be free agents after the season. Coach Mike Zimmer admitted, however, that the initial prognosis for Bridgewater's knee was bleak and said Bridgewater has done a remarkable job getting back to the point where he is now. With that in mind, Bridgewater should see a decent workload in Sunday's glorified exhibition. Now, the Vikings can play the veteran quarterback while grooming and preparing the rookie to play when the franchise wants him to, not when they need him to.
Bridgewater is now ' backup after the Saints traded for him in the preseason. On third down, Bridgewater lofted a well-placed throw to the corner of the end zone for Adam Thielen, who made the catch for the score. Teddy Bridgewater plans to sign a one year deal with the Jets Wednesday, per source — Chris Mortensen mortreport Teddy will be joining former teammate Lorenzo Mauldin and former Card Bilal Powell who are currently members of Gang Green. It says a lot about the character of the guys we have around here. How did 31 teams pass on this guy? Josh McCown also agreed to a one-year extension with the Jets, according to his agent Mike McCartney. For Bridgewater, though, the question is whether he has enough left, after that devastating injury, to stick around long-term in the. For now, Bridgewater is focused on the near-term objectives of his rehab while the offense remains in the hands of veteran quarterback Sam Bradford, who was acquired shortly after Bridgewater was hurt last summer.
The Saints were going into a season with increasing questions about the age of Drew Brees and questions about who would be his backup. Bradford, 30, is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Cardinals. He is surrounded by coaches and teammates who adore and motivate him to climb that mountain all over again. If there is any first look negative at this, the Saints dealt a third round pick next season. But later that offseason, the Jets had the opportunity to trade up in the draft, and Sam Darnold was there at their 3 pick. I think right away, you can tell he got comfortable with what we're calling things, protections. On Wednesday, the and a sixth rounder next year.
Since shredding his knee in 2016 training camp, he has played in just one game and thrown two passes , last year. With demand low, the Jets may be wise to sit on Bridgewater into the regular season. We are very excited with the progress of Teddy, general manager Rick Spielman said during the television broadcast. They were a surprise defense last year, but there is no history of prolonged defensive success with the defense coaching staff at the Saints. Of course, the Saints will have the option to offer Bridgewater a contract and, if he really wants to stay in New Orleans, he is free to take less money to do so. The Jets originally signed Bridgewater with the intent of trading him for a draft pick, but Cimini cautions that coach Todd Bowles will start the best quarterback and that could very well be Bridgewater. That first initial hit or contact will tell me I can do this.
McCown should have every chance to win the job for the second straight year. There are a number of teams who could make use of Bridgewater right now. There was nary a defender around him when Bridgewater went down during a non-contact 11-on-11 drill. In that game, a Week 3 matchup with the Panthers, Brees missed due to a rotator cuff injury and was replaced by journeyman Luke McCown. Opt out at any time by sending email to , by mail to Privacy Group, Warner Bros. This situation could go three different directions: 1 Bridgewater stays; 2 he leaves and the Saints get their pick back; or 3 he leaves and the team gets nothing. I remember being out there laying on the ground, Bridgewater recalled.
We reserve the right to remove any comment we deem to be defamatory, rude, insulting to others, hateful, off-topic or reckless to the community. Will he ever be a promising quarterback again? Per Rapsheet, no team is viewing Bridgewater as a starter in trade talks at the moment. The 24-year-old was able to drop back and throw in individual drills during the Vikings' June minicamp. While trying not to speak in superlatives, this is a very solid move for the Saints. Bridgewater was the backup to Matt Cassel in 2014, who broke his foot in a game against the Saints in the Superdome. Last week, he threw two touchdown passes.
He had a near-perfect debut, throwing just one incompletion in two series before giving way to Sam Darnold. The third would be hard to stomach, depending on how much he plays. Had the nerves withered and died before surgeons could act, amputation was a real possibility for a then-23-year-old athlete in his prime. His talent dwarfs anyone who has ever shared a meeting room with Brees in New Orleans. Sean Payton announced the decision Friday ahead of his team's second meeting with the Panthers in the past three weeks, likely meaning Drew Brees' regular season is over. Earlier Tuesday, before the Bridgewater news, the Jets re-signed last year's starter, Josh McCown, who turns 39 in July. Bridgewater said he understood the team's logic in making the decision.
The Jaguars and Bills immediately come to mind. Funnily enough, all three ex-Vikings quarterbacks are elsewhere now, Bradford , and Bridgewater en route to New York. The drive stalled after the Vikings couldn't convert on 3rd-and-long. It will be Teddy's first start since 2015 in what will likely be an audition for his pending 2019 free agency. He effectively ended the competition during the first half of the second preseason game.
His rehab took 19 months, but he returned in time to make an appearance in Week 15 last season. The New Orleans Saints found a better backup quarterback. Smith, who tied for the team lead with three interceptions, was named to the first team last season. Will he be able to run as fast, dart as quickly or absorb hits like he did Aug. The Jets are rebuilding with younger players, and they're multiple years not multiple months away from being a serious playoff contender. So from that standpoint, he fits the mold of how the Jets are trying to rebuild. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local.
He's a quick study, Payton said. Teddy Bridgewater is set to become a free agent in 2019 with his deal in New Orleans only being for one year. Bridgewater was the second quarterback in behind Josh McCown. His preseason passer rating finished at 111. And putting two veterans quarterbacks in the mix, rather than one, would let the draft pick have the luxury of watching and learning as a rookie. Instead, they get a third-round pick for allowing him to throw passes in camp. Mehta suggested the Broncos, who are looking for depth behind starter Case Keenum, could be a fit.