Before Teddy Bridgewater’s knee exploded in a non-contact injury back in 2016, resulting in a dislocated knee and a torn ACL, the former Louisville great was coming off a sophomore NFL season with the surging Minnesota Vikings in which he showed improvement in passing accuracy and poise.
♫ Kid Ink - Take Over the World ♫ In His first two seasons at Louisville, Teddy Bridgewater has had 478 completions for 715 attempts with 5,847 yards and 41 touchdowns.
His 65.3 completion percentage was the best in NFL history for any player under 25 years old.
He missed all of 2016 and 2017 rehabbing, and some pessimists said that he might never play again.
He knew his chance would come again, but it won’t be with Minnesota, who have their hearts set on dishing out megabucks for former Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins.
Jets working on a deal for Teddy Bridgewater - and maybe more https://t.co/gE6uOuQDex
Reports say that Bridgewater is working out a deal with the New York Jets, who desperately need a quarterback. If Teddy B is back to his old self, he will provide the Jets with a mobility at quarterback that they haven’t had since the legendary Mike Vick started three games for them at the end of his career in 2014. He’s also a guy of impeccable character who will work with the community.
Off-Season in Miami(Da Crib)..
Jets fans will undoubtedly have mixed emotions about this move, as Bridgewater’s health and his playing ability is an unknown at this point.
Fans want proven names that have played quarterback at a high level in the past two seasons, not a wild-card that has only two pass attempts since 2016.
With Drew Brees, Kirk Cousins, Case Keenum and Sam Bradford off the market, however, the Jets are forced to go with plan B and hope they catch lightning in a bottle with Bridgewater. Gang Green is not Bridgewater's only option, but the Jets are his first choice.
Welcome to New York Teddy. This is where your career takes off into the sun, or is laid to rest.