Jets GM Open To Teddy Bridgewater Trade?

The Jets are not locked in to keeping their three quarterbacks to start the season. In a radio interview, Jets GM Mike Maccagnan acknowledged that he is open to trading – or releasing – one of his QBs. 

There’s nothing to stop us from keeping three and there’s nothing to stop us from keeping two,” Maccagnan said (Twitter link via Rich Cimini of ESPN.com).

Of course, No. 3 overall pick Sam Darnold is staying put, and it’s hard to imagine the Jets getting much for 39-year-old Josh McCown, who is set to earn $10MM this year. The odd man out – if there is one – is Teddy Bridgewater. Maccagnan also praised the “unflappable” Darnold, which is yet another sign that they might have enough confidence in the rookie to start him in Week 1 and remove one of his safety nets.

Bridgewater has looked sharp this offseason and he unquestionably has trade value. For the right offer, it sounds like the Jets are willing to pull the trigger.

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7 comments on “Jets GM Open To Teddy Bridgewater Trade?

  1. Not realistic but it would be hilarious if Minnesota traded back for him

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  2. itslonelyatthetrop

    I could see Seattle offering a conditional pick for him.

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    • ChiTownFanTilDeath

      Agreed. Case Keenum needs more competition since Lynch isn’t the answer. Kelly looks ok, but not ready to start

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  3. connfyoozed

    The Jets should resist the urge to trade Bridgewater unless someone really blows their socks off with an offer. There is no such thing as having too many quality QB options in today’s NFL with it’s lack of QB depth.

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    • Begamin

      Eh, Bridgewaters contract is a 1 year deal, isnt it? If it is a one year deal theres some incentive to trade him. However i think the Jets should keep him if he proves to be better than Darnold. If he is better than Darnold then you have your young potential franchise right there in Bridgewater and another backing him up in Darnold. The Jets do have to commit to one or the other eventually

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