Latest On Jets QB Teddy Bridgewater

At least two teams have expressed interest in trading for Jets quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, Manish Mehta of the Daily News hears. Still, there have been no concrete offers just yet, so there’s still some work to be done before the mobile QB is potentially moved. 

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After a devastating injury wiped out Bridgewater’s 2016 season and nearly ended his career, the QB landed with the Jets this offseason on a one-year, $6MM deal. Bridgewater has impressed and shown no ill effects from that malady, but the Jets are willing to listen to offers since rookie Sam Darnold has also performed well. Multiple teams are eyeing Bridgewater as a top flight insurance policy under center, and the Jets can afford to part with him thanks to the presence of veteran Josh McCown.

We don’t know which teams have called on Bridgewater, but there are several clubs around the league that could use a good fallback option. Two of those clubs – the Patriots and Dolphins – are in the Jets’ division, and it’s unclear whether GM Mike Maccagnan would be willing to make a deal with an AFC East rival. Speculatively, the Broncos,Jaguars, Steelers, and Panthers could also see Bridgewater as a fit.

Through two preseason games, Bridgewater has completed 17-of-23 passes for 212 yards with two touchdowns against one interception.

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  1. crosseyedlemon

    I would be quite shocked to see the Patriots trade for Teddy because that would be a clear admission that they goofed badly by letting Jimmy G go.

    • Itrainsontuesday

      I don’t think trading Jimmy for a 2nd round pick was exactly a goof. With the way the cap is they had to move somebody before this season whether it was him or a high priced vet in order to accommodate his contract.

      • crosseyedlemon

        I think everyone would agree Jimmy is better than Teddy but as long as Brady keeps producing at a high level it becomes something of a moot point.

    • Thronson5

      All their backups suck lol. Bridgewater would be a great pick up for the Steelers and would be smart. I’d actually like to the 9ers trade for him and release our terrible back up QB. When that guy comes in the game every thing seems to stall, offense doesn’t run smoothly. He doesn’t look like he got any better from his rookie season.

      • grizzled sports vet

        The Steelers would be better with Bridgewater as a backup QB while Mason Rudolph develops, but they don’t currently have the cap room to sign him even if they cut Landry Jones. They would still have to rework some other contracts.

  2. petersdylan36

    How about the Bucs? With Winston out the first few games and to be honest, I’m not sure he has shown enough progress in his career. Imagine if teddy goes there and say wins 2 of 3. They would at least try to keep him as the starter

  3. natsfan3437

    A team that would be good that no one is talking about is Cincinnati. They could ask for Bernard or Mixon and a 5th round pick

  4. BoSoxWin

    Bridgewater to New England makes a lot of sense given Brady’s age, but NE would have to overpay to get the Jets to deal him there (which the Pats rarely do). Tampa makes a lot of sense as does Jacksonville. While Bortles righted the ship towards the end of the season, he had a pretty bad season last year; their D and running game got them to the playoffs. Bridgewater would not only be insurance for a Bortles injury, he could actually push him for the starting job should Bortles start doing Bortlesque things this year as well. Bridgewater could take them deep into the playoffs.

    • dcahen

      Yeah, with Bridgewater’s extensive playoff experience (0-1), he could with all certainty take someone “deep into the playoffs!”

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