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Teddy Bridgewater | Quarterback | #5

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/10/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
College: Louisville
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (32) / MIN
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According to ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini, Teddy Bridgewater's trade value is "trending upward."
Cimini said the former Viking was "one of the bright spots" at last week's OTAs. 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. Even in the unlikely event that he does win the starting job this summer, Bridgewater would just be keeping the seat warm for first-round rookie Sam Darnold. May 27 - 9:56 AM
Source: ESPN.com

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Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is participating in OTAs.

It is a good sign as he continues to work back from a devastating knee injury. Bridgewater was also second in line during drills, behind Josh McCown but ahead of No. 3 overall pick Sam Darnold.
May 22 - 10:51 AM

Jets coach Todd Bowles expects Teddy Bridgewater (knee) to throw at OTAs.

Bridgewater has been working out but still isn't 100 percent. He figures to be limited for the last phase of OTAs. With just $500K of his deal guaranteed, Bridgewater is likely going to be auditioning for other teams this preseason.
May 5 - 7:10 PM

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan says Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is "healthy" and throwing in the offseason program.

Although perhaps "healthy," we doubt Bridgewater is yet 100 percent. No longer a great bet to make the Jets' 53-man roster after Gang Green selected USC QB Sam Darnold at No. 3 overall, Bridgewater needs a healthy camp and preseason so he can audition for other teams.
May 1 - 6:07 PM

NFL.com's Mike Garofolo reports Teddy Bridgewater won't be guaranteed a spot on the Jets' 53-man roster if they select a quarterback at No. 3 overall on Thursday evening.

It goes without saying Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty will be candidates for release. Bridgewater's shaky position was telegraphed by the fact that he landed just $500,000 guaranteed — his signing bonus — in free agency. The Jets' quarterback room probably wouldn't be big enough for the three of Bridgewater, Josh McCown and a highly-touted rookie. Bridgewater can't worry about that now, and has to prove he is healthy before anything else.
Apr 24 - 5:09 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Jets QB Teddy Bridgewater "still has some recovery to do."

Zimmer said he liked how Bridgewater looked in practice late last season, but the medical team had a different evaluation. "The reports I'd get back from the medical people weren't as positive as I was about it," Zimmer said. "It was, as a long-term thing, to be nervous about. It was out of my hands." The issues explain why Bridgewater had to settle for a one-year deal with only $500,000 guaranteed during free agency. Bridgewater was non-committal about being ready for OTAs.
Source: ESPN
Mar 27 - 10:49 AM

Teddy Bridgewater (knee) isn't sure if he'll participate in offseason workouts.

"That's something I'm not comfortable talking about right now," Bridgewater said. "I'm pretty sure that'll be a discussion that I have with the training staff." Bridgewater was healthy enough to back up Case Keenum late in 2017, so it would be a surprise if he isn't ready for OTAs. With just $500K of his contract guaranteed, Bridgewater needs a strong preseason to secure his roster spot.
Mar 21 - 4:45 PM

Teddy Bridgewater's one-year, $6 million deal with the Jets contains just $500,000 guaranteed.

The only guaranteed portion of the deal is Teddy's $500K signing bonus. The base value of the one-year contract is $6 million with another $9 million available in incentives, which seem increasingly unlikely for Bridgewater to reach after the Jets traded up to the No. 3 overall pick, almost certainly targeting a quarterback. It's not out of the question that the Jets could end up releasing Bridgewater before the season and going with the rookie and Josh McCown.
Mar 19 - 2:11 PM

Teddy Bridgewater passed his physical with the Jets.

The signing became official on Sunday. Two deals across the league were nixed due to failed physicals last week — Ryan Grant with Baltimore and Bashaud Breeland with Carolina — and there was concern Bridgewater was in similar danger coming off a serious knee injury. New York's decision to trade up for the No. 3 pick on Saturday further fueled speculation Bridgewater's deal might be off, though obviously that is not the case.
Mar 18 - 11:29 AM

Jets agreed to terms with QB Teddy Bridgewater, formerly of the Vikings, on a one-year contract.

The Jets also re-signed Josh McCown to a one-year, $10 million deal on Tuesday. McCown has reportedly been informed he'll be the Jets' 2018 starter, but McCown is 38 and is already a known commodity. The Jets will again continue their rebuild this year, so seeing what Bridgewater has after essentially two years away with a knee injury makes more sense. The Jets hold the No. 6 overall pick in April's draft. Bringing back McCown and adding Bridgewater on one-year pacts shouldn't keep them from using that pick on a passer if they view him as a franchise quarterback. Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg are likely both goners.
Mar 13 - 8:16 PM

According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, free agent Teddy Bridgewater has "a few choices."

She added that nothing is "imminent." A few hours ago it looked like Bridgewater was headed to the Jets but New York complicated things by signing Josh McCown. The Jets have the cap space to sign both, though Bridgewater would surely prefer to play somewhere he can start. Perhaps the Bills, who are looking to replace Tyrod Taylor, will get involved.
Mar 13 - 6:50 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Jets are "working on a deal" with free agent Teddy Bridgewater.

The Jets are pivoting to Bridgewater after falling short in their pursuit of Kirk Cousins. Bridgewater has missed most of the last two seasons while recovering from a brutal knee injury but was trending up before he got hurt and is still just 25. The Louisville alum isn't a long-term fix, but he'd be an acceptable stopgap while New York looks to develop a franchise quarterback.
Mar 13 - 3:03 PM

ESPN's Dianna Russini reports the Jets will "turn their attention" to Teddy Bridgewater if they lose out on Kirk Cousins.

Cousins looks to be all but signed with the Vikings, so it is time for the Jets to start looking at other options. With just nine snaps under his belt since 2015, it is risky for New York to put all their eggs in Bridgewater's basket, but he would be a good upside signing to pair with a rookie. The Jets could also look to re-sign Josh McCown.
Mar 13 - 11:56 AM

Ben Volin of the Boston Globe expects free agent Teddy Bridgewater to command $12-15 million annually on a one or two-year "prove-it" deal.

He named the Dolphins and Jaguars as possible suitors. Bridgewater would also be a fallback option for teams who miss on Kirk Cousins. Finally healed from a brutal knee injury that cost him most of the last two seasons, the 25-year-old enters free agency with 28 touchdown passes and an 86.3 career quarterback rating.
Mar 11 - 9:43 AM

Per SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, the Jets' "Plan B" if they fail to sign free agent Kirk Cousins would be to pair Teddy Bridgewater with Josh McCown.

Cousins is still 'Plan A' for the Jets. If "their fears are realized" and Cousins signs with the Vikings, the next plan would be signing Bridgewater, who is still just 25, and bringing back 38-year-old McCown to mentor him. 'Plan C' would be pairing McCown with whoever they take sixth-overall in the draft. Bridgewater has also been linked to "a handful" of other teams eyeing him as a potential starter.
Source: SNY
Mar 5 - 4:17 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Josh McCown
2Sam Darnold
3Teddy Bridgewater
RB1Isaiah Crowell
2Bilal Powell
3Elijah McGuire
4Thomas Rawls
5Trenton Cannon
GLB1Isaiah Crowell
2Bilal Powell
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Elijah McGuire
WR11Robby Anderson
2Terrelle Pryor
3Andre Roberts
4Charone Peake
5Tre McBride
WR21Jermaine Kearse
2Quincy Enunwa
3Chad Hansen
4ArDarius Stewart
5Devin Smith
WR31Quincy Enunwa
TE1Clive Walford
2Eric Tomlinson
3Jordan Leggett
4Chris Herndon
5Neal Sterling
LT1Kelvin Beachum
2Antonio Garcia
LG1James Carpenter
2Jonotthan Harrison
3Ben Braden
C1Spencer Long
2Travis Swanson
RG1Brian Winters
2Brent Qvale
3Dakota Dozier
RT1Brandon Shell
2Ben Ijalana
K1Cairo Santos
2Taylor Bertolet