The New Orleans Saints and the New York Jets have reportedly completed a major NFL trade involving a former first-round NFL Draft pick quarterback.
Teddy Bridgewater, who's been mentioned as a serious trade candidate for the Jets for several weeks now, is finally on the move. He's heading back to the NFC.
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter is reporting that the Jets and the Saints have agreed to terms on a trade for Bridgewater.
"Jets are trading QB Teddy Bridgewater to the New Orleans Saints, source tells ESPN," Schefter reports.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport has confirmed the news.
Bridgewater, who had played for the Vikings, has looked very good in the preseason for the Jets so far. However, with New York drafting Sam Darnold, there isn't really room for Bridgewater in the franchise's future.
So, New York has decided to sell Bridgewater before the season starts. He goes to a team with an elite quarterback in Drew Brees, however, it's unlikely that the Hall of Fame quarterback will be playing for several more years.
Bridegwater should have the opportunity to prove to the Saints that he can be the quarterback of the future. Further details regarding the trade are expected to be released soon.
The NFL's regular season is starting one week from tomorrow. Bridgewater will head to New Orleans before Week 1 to take over the team's backup quarterback role. Stay tuned for more details.
Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter has more details on the Teddy Bridgewater trade.
"Trade of Teddy Bridgewater to the Saints is expected to involve draft picks.
And with Bridgewater headed to Saints, Sam Darnold now looks to be Jets opening-night starter," he reports.