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Teddy Bridgewater Will Have A New NFL Team

Teddy Bridgewater points to the sky during a game.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 17: Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Minnesota Vikings takes the field for the first time since the 2015-16 season in the fourth quarter of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals on December 17, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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:

Ian Rapoport has seconded the report. Apparently, Bridgewater has multiple options, though.

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.

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.