Sam Darnold, the No. 3 overall pick in April's NFL Draft, may be garnering most of the headlines for the New York Jets this preseason. However, he's not the only quarterback on the roster playing well.
Teddy Bridgewater, who the Jets signed as a free agent in March, has impressed this summer as he continues his comeback from a career-threatening leg injury suffered in 2016. Bridgewater was about to begin his second season as the Minnesota Vikings' starter when he got hurt.
He wound up missing the entire 2016 campaign and appeared in one game for the Vikings in 2017.
Bridgewater has connected on 17 of 23 passes for 212 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in two preseason games with the Jets. He looks healthy, and is apparently drawing interest from other teams.
The Jets are willing to listen to trade offers for Bridgewater since they have Darnold and veteran signal caller Josh McCown. According to the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta, two teams have inquired about dealing for Bridgewater.
The Daily News has learned that at least two teams have expressed interest in trading for Bridgewater. The News reported two weeks ago that Gang Green has made it clear to teams across the league that they’re amenable to dealing the quarterback for the right price.
Although the Jets have had several potential trade discussions with interested teams, there have been no concrete offers as of Monday afternoon that would prompt a move yet, according to sources.
All indications are that Darnold will begin the season as New York's starter. Perhaps the Jets want to keep Bridgewater around as insurance, but they are clearly open to moving him.
A healthy Bridgewater is worth taking a flier on for several NFL teams, so it wouldn't surprise us to see a deal get done before the summer.