Teddy Bridgewater is set to reboot his injury-hampered NFL career. The former Louisville star could do it under the bright lights of New York City.
Bridgewater made a brief return to the field for the Minnesota Vikings in December. During a blowout win over the Cincinnati Bengals, he entered the game for Case Keenum.
His first-and-only pass attempt resulted in an interception. However, it was awesome to see him on the field at all.
Back before the 2016 season, Bridgewater suffered a nasty knee injury, which featured a torn ACL, dislocated knee joint, and other structural damage. His career was in serious doubt.
With Kirk Cousins set to join the Vikings, the team’s three 2017 quarterbacks are heading elsewhere. Sam Bradford is expected to sign with the Arizona Cardinals and Case Keenum is expected to be a Denver Bronco.
Teddy Bridgewater is reportedly working on a deal with the New York Jets.
Former Pittsburgh Steeler and current CBS Sports analyst Bryant McFadden broke the news. Via Twitter:
— Bryant McFadden (@BMac_SportsTalk) March 13, 2018
Ian Rapoport has seconded the report. Apparently, Bridgewater has multiple options, though.
The #Jets are working on a deal for QB Teddy Bridgewater, source said. It is not his only option. But it is their first choice.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2018
Obviously, give the gravity of his injury, Bridgewater can’t be the only option for the Jets. The team is among those that could draft a quarterback early in the NFL Draft.
The Jets draft No. 6 overall. Albert Breer thinks that the team could also bring back Josh McCown, who was quietly decent last season.
If Jets lose out on Kirk Cousins, look for them to try and bring back Josh McCown, bring in Teddy Bridgewater, and seriously look at taking one at 6. Or moving up for one.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 13, 2018
Many believe Bridgewater was on the precipice of a breakout when he went down in 2016. This seems like a worthy gamble for a Jets franchise that has been looking for its quarterback for a long time.