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Teddy Bridgewater | Quarterback | #5

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/10/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
College: Louisville
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (32) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Saints coach Sean Payton said Teddy Bridgewater is the No. 2 quarterback.
Acquired in late August, Bridgewater has already learned the offense well enough to be the top option behind Drew Brees. "He's a quick study," Payton said. "I think right away, you can tell he got comfortable with what we're calling things, protections." Brees has missed two games since joining the Saints, but having someone like Bridgewater ready behind him is good insurance. Sep 20 - 10:44 AM

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Saints acquired QB Teddy Bridgewater and a 2019 sixth-round pick from the Jets in exchange for a 2019 third-round pick.

The Jets needed to find a taker for Bridgewater with Sam Darnold ready to take the reins for Gang Green and veteran Josh McCown serving as his mentor. Bridgewater also wants to play, so the team sends him to New Orleans where he'll enter a culture that could develop him even more with the possibility of taking over under center when 39-year-old Drew Brees eventually retires. Preseason standout Taysom Hill will be the Saints' third QB, while Tom Savage is likely a goner.
Aug 29 - 2:41 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 11-of-15 passes for 104 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Giants.

It was another strong performance from Bridgewater even as he played with the Jets' second- and third-stringers. Bridgewater is now 28-of-38 (73.7 percent) for 316 yards (8.31 YPA), two touchdowns and an interception this summer. The Jets have little incentive to force/rush a trade, though Bridgewater is going to be a popular name for teams that suffer quarterback injuries. There's a strong chance Bridgewater finishes 2018 in a different uniform.
Aug 24 - 11:46 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Jets want a "significant" return if they're going to trade Teddy Bridgewater.

Per Rapsheet, no team is viewing Bridgewater as a starter in trade talks at the moment. There just haven't been any significant injuries at the position around the league to open up one of the 32 jobs for Bridgewater. With demand low, the Jets may be wise to sit on Bridgewater into the regular season.
Aug 20 - 8:00 PM

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports "at least" two teams have shown interest in trading for Teddy Bridgewater.

Bridgewater has impressed in both of his preseason appearances, though Mehta senses the Jets are "all-in" on Sam Darnold and fully expects the rookie to start Week 1. The Jets have yet to receive a "concrete" offer, but a number of teams have shown interest and New York has made it "abundantly clear" that Bridgewater is available. Mehta suggested the Broncos, who are looking for depth behind starter Case Keenum, could be a fit.
Aug 20 - 1:36 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 10-of-15 passes for 127 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Jets' second preseason game.

Bridgewater played the entire second half after Sam Darnold handled the first. He struggled to get things going early, but he orchestrated a nice touchdown drive he capped with a great throw early in the fourth quarter. He followed that up with an interception, but he bounced back to lead what at the time appeared to be a game-winning drive. Most importantly, he once again looked healthy even after a defender fell on the back of his legs in the pocket. With Darnold likely to open the season as the starter, the Jets will almost certainly put Bridgewater on the trade block, and he has played well enough to elicit offers.
Aug 16 - 11:01 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 7-of-8 passes for 85 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason opener.

Bridgewater was the second quarterback in behind Josh McCown. He had a near-perfect debut, throwing just one incompletion in two series before giving way to Sam Darnold. Bridgewater doesn't have much of a chance to start for the Jets, but his trade value is trending up. The Jets should showcase Bridgewater more in their second preseason game.
Aug 10 - 8:39 PM

ESPN's Rich Cimini writes the Jets are open to trading Teddy Bridgewater.

Bridgewater reportedly looked good during the offseason program, but the Jets will have little use for him if Sam Darnold wins the starting job in camp. It is not clear how much of a market there is for the former first-rounder, but he could help his value with a strong preseason. Several teams including the division-rival Dolphins could use an upgrade to their backup situation.
Source: ESPN
Jul 26 - 10:33 AM

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

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'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

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3RB1Alvin Kamara
FB1Zach Line
WR11Michael Thomas
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WR31Cameron Meredith
TE1Ben Watson
2Josh Hill
3Dan Arnold
LT1Terron Armstead
2Jermon Bushrod
LG1Andrus Peat
2Will Clapp
C1Max Unger
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RG1Larry Warford
RT1Ryan Ramczyk
K1Wil Lutz