Source: Teddy Bridgewater has passed physical, will sign with Jets

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The Jets still haven’t announced the signing of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. But they will.

Shortly after we pointed out the absence of an official announcement on the signing, a league source told PFT that Bridgewater has passed his physical, and the Jets will announce that he has signed.

Bridgewater missed the entire 2016 season after suffering a serious knee injury in training camp, and he played only sparingly in one game in 2017. Whether he plays in 2018 remains to be seen, as he’s joining a very crowded quarterback room: The Jets have re-signed last year’s starter, Josh McCown, and they also have quarterbacks Christian Hackenberg, Bryce Petty and Joel Stave under contract. And, of course, Saturday’s trade with the Colts means the Jets are nearly certain to take a quarterback with the third overall pick in the draft.

So Bridgewater getting back onto the field in 2018 is no sure thing. But we’re told that he’s healthy enough to play, and he will be a Jet.

45 responses to “Source: Teddy Bridgewater has passed physical, will sign with Jets

  1. He’s not going to be a starter, so as long as he doesn’t mind
    collecting a check and riding the bench I’m good with it too.

  2. I’m surprised that Teddy took that gig after he stated that he wanted to be a starter. He just set himself up for the worst possible scenario. He should have went to buffalo (if they inquired) or better yet, stayed in Minnesota as the backup.

  3. If you believe player assessments provided by Viking fans, there’s a good chance Bridgewater could’ve been the starter in Minnesota after beating out Cousins in training camp. He’s that good (I hear.)

  4. It’s almost insane that unless you’re drafted to be a starter, you usually aren’t given an opportunity to prove yourself. You get labelled as a backup. Bryce Petty could be a much better QB than Teddy, but he’s only considered a backup. Backups won’t get on the field unless a “starter” gets injured. That’s the only way Nick Foles made it onto the field. Same with Case Keenum. Even Kurt Warner. So, last year anyone could have had Keenum for pennies, now they have to pay millions. Bryce Petty could even be better than the QB the Jets might end up drafting at #3, but he might not ever get on the field. He might get on with a different team. Perhaps the Patriots. Oh boy!

  5. With the signing of Cousins, there was no way the Vikings could afford to pay Bridgewater his worth. I’m absolutely a Bridgewater fan and want him to succeed. I feel that this year will be him establishing his health and putting himself in a strong position for next year where he’ll only be 26. I’m still hoping that he’ll somehow to return to the Vikings, but if healthy, he can be a quality starter in the NFL. There will be a team or two out there in need of such a player and Bridgewater will get his chance.

  6. Best of luck to Bridgewater. It looked like he was getting ready to make the leap from “game manager” who wouldn’t lose you the game to QB who could win the game prior to the injury. We’ll see if he can pick up where he left off.

    Teddy might need more than luck, however, with the way the Jets appear to be handling the QB spot. They have $25M tied up between him and McCown and aren’t willing to make a commitment to either beyond next season. Meanwhile, they have a young 2nd and 4th round pick sitting in the QB room as well, neither of whom have ever gotten any extended playing time to fairly evaluate (on top of the fact it’s hard to judge any inexperienced QB when they’re playing without supporting talent). NOW they’re probably going to draft a QB at #3?

    Building your franchise around the theory that if you throw enough you-know-what against the wall, something eventually’s going to stick is one way to do it, I suppose.

  7. Good luck Teddy.
    I say its 2 million per year with incentives. I figured only the Vikings would offer that.

    “In Teddy We Trust” claimed he would get $7 Million per year easy.
    I’m assuming “In Teddy We Trust” has changed his name to something like “In Kirky We Trust”

  8. Who ever wins the competition between McCown and Bridgewater must know that the QB they moved up for will be their replacement next year anyway. I wouldn’t buy any NY real estate if I were them.That said Teddy if healthy would scare me as a Dolphins Fan. He is basically and a strong armed, accurate, trust the pocket Tyrod Taylor.

  9. Bridgewater is at most a 2nd string QB or trade bait once the Jets get their rookie. McCown has already been announced as the starter and at 39 is too old to trade.

  10. To anybody that claimed that Bryce Petty didn’t get a chance to be the Jets Starter.

    He did.

    He played a few times. He was not very impressive. Poor ball security and not accurate in passing. Worse-he got hurt a few times.

    He has a strong arm but not very accurate. He will be gone if Jets pick up QB in this draft. I wish him well but I think at best he is a backup QB.

  11. logicalvoicesays says:
    March 18, 2018 at 10:42 am
    The long national nightmare is over.

    Now the Jets will win 4 games instead of 3.

    Just End The Season.

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    That’s 1-2 more wins than the hapless Redskins will have

  12. People act like teams don’t evaluate their own QBs in practice and the pre-season. Not a Jets fan but even I know Bryce Petty has started more than a few regular season games and looked terrible. Hackenburg probably looks lousy in practice. It’s like AJ McCarron fans always claiming with zero evidence that he is better than Andy Dalton! Not true or he would’ve started!

  13. stellarperformance says:
    March 18, 2018 at 11:15 am
    If you believe player assessments provided by Viking fans, there’s a good chance Bridgewater could’ve been the starter in Minnesota after beating out Cousins in training camp. He’s that good (I hear.)

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    No, I think you are getting Hundley mixed up with Teddy, you remember packer fans saying a Hundley is worth a 1st and 3rd round pick. And some pack fans saying Hundley may be HOF material. No Viking fan has ever said that about Teddy.

  14. babygaga19 says:
    March 18, 2018 at 12:21 pm
    Bridge Under Water. He did nothing pre-injury. Very hard to believe he will do anything now.
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    2014 getting thrown to the wolves his rookie year due to Cassells injury and played well enough to not lose his job. 2015 game managed an 11-5 season on a run first offense and winning the division on the road in Lambeau against Erin Rodgers. A spastic kicker cost him a playoff win after making a drive late in the game in sub zero weather. 2016 was going to be his offense and they showed it when he shredded a good Chargers defense for 2 quarters in the 3rd preseason game. 2 days later his knee was destroyed. He will be great if his knee holds up, there is little doubt about that for the people that know what kind of leader he is.

  15. askeddie11
    Eddie, sorry but your comment makes no sense whatsoever. TB led the Vikings to an 11-5 record and a divisional title with a non existent line and no receivers.

    Mark my words. He will be the starter until whomever they draft is ready. And if they decide to throw the rookie in he will be the veteran backup only then.

  16. I just don’t understand the Jets. They have 4 quarterbacks and they gave up the farm to move up and get another one. Teddy is still young and he is good they should give him a chance this year to be their franchise quarterback this year and if it don’t work out draft one next year.

  17. Teddy will follow in the footsteps of other Viking QB high draft picks (Ponder and T Jack) and will likely never be heard from again. Unless the Jets change their offense to check downs, WR screens, and short passes to the flat, that’s Teddy’s bread and butter. Anything more than 10 yards downfield is beyond Teddy’s arm strength.

  18. I really hope Teddy has fully recovered and rebounds in NY. I honestly believe that even on one leg Teddy has more upside than Petty & Hack. McCowen is not part of the future unless it’s as a coach.

  19. whatjusthapped says:
    March 18, 2018 at 1:16 pm
    Teddy will follow in the footsteps of other Viking QB high draft picks (Ponder and T Jack) and will likely never be heard from again. Unless the Jets change their offense to check downs, WR screens, and short passes to the flat, that’s Teddy’s bread and butter. Anything more than 10 yards downfield is beyond Teddy’s arm strength.
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    That sounds like Erin Rodgers after the broken collarbone. The doctor said he was 100% and he was skipping 20 yd passes all over the field. I can’t wait for a new contract for noodle arm Erin.

  20. Logical- Jets actually won 5 last year, not 3. Were in playoff contention before McCown got hurt. They added 7 good free agents and should contend for a playoff spot. I know its cool to be a hater, just get the facts right dude.

  21. filthymcnasty3 says:
    March 18, 2018 at 2:25 pm
    Spieldope – what a moron.

    He drafted a little fella named Bridgewater.

    In MN.

    Named Bridewater.

    And Viking fans actually thought this would end well.

    LOL

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    Not sure you can evaluate QBs very well, below is what you commented on Hundley on 6/20/2017

    filthymcnasty3 says:
    June 20, 2017 at 10:27 pm
    He’s plenty good enough to one team for a 1st and a 4th

  22. teddy smallhands sucks. tammy brady still owns his team anyday of the week.

    signed
    pats fans everywhere and to the dismay of the crappy biplanes.

  23. stellarperformance says:
    March 18, 2018 at 11:15 am
    If you believe player assessments provided by Viking fans, there’s a good chance Bridgewater could’ve been the starter in Minnesota after beating out Cousins in training camp. He’s that good (I hear.)
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    No mention of Packers yet here is fecal in here picking a fight. Next he will go cry on a Packer story about Viking trolls picking fight when they poke fun of Packer fans.

    How very Packer fan of him who think highly of themselves just because of the team they cheer for. What they do themselves is outstanding yet they try to put others down for doing the exact same thing!

  24. Liberalsruineverything says:
    March 18, 2018 at 12:56 pm
    babygaga19 says:
    March 18, 2018 at 12:21 pm
    Bridge Under Water. He did nothing pre-injury. Very hard to believe he will do anything now.
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    2014 getting thrown to the wolves his rookie year due to Cassells injury and played well enough to not lose his job. 2015 game managed an 11-5 season on a run first offense and winning the division on the road in Lambeau against Erin Rodgers.
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    Teddy was terrible in that game. 45.7 rating. 10-19 for 99 yards and an INT. The defense scored and AP scored TD’s to save Teddy’s butt. It was the defense and AP all year- you pretty much could plug any average game-managing QB into the Vikings’ in 2014 and 2015 and come up with the same results. Teddy is the second coming of Chad Pennington for the Jets at best.

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