Teddy Bridgewater won’t say if his knee injury will affect his offseason work

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Jets quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has only $500,000 guaranteed on his new contract, which means if he doesn’t look good in offseason work, the team could easily release him and walk away. So it’s not a great sign that he won’t say whether he’s confident his bad knee will allow him to go through offseason work.

Asked today by New York reporters whether he’ll be able to participate in spring workouts, Bridgewater declined to answer.

“That’s something I’m not comfortable talking about right now,” Bridgewater said. “I’m pretty sure that’ll be a discussion that I have with the training staff. We’ll come up with a plan moving forward.”

Bridgewater suffered a severe injury in August of 2016 that forced him to miss all of that season, and he only appeared in one game in 2017. But he does say he’ll be ready to play when the season starts.

“I’m very confident,” Bridgewater said. “I’m confident in myself. I’m confident in the athletic training staff and the coaching staff here that they can eventually get me back to the player that I once was… But we’re only in March. The only way to get better is put the work in now. . . . I just can’t wait. I’m excited.”

But while Bridgewater says he can’t wait, his answers suggest that it might be a wait of several months before he’s participating in on-field drills.

30 responses to “Teddy Bridgewater won’t say if his knee injury will affect his offseason work

  1. If it’s not totally healed by now, He may never play another down.
    When the Vikings didn’t toll his contract and keep him on the
    team, I think that speaks volumes.

  2. How does it speak volumes? They were in championship game, had a healthy QB and just signed Cousins. Why on earth would they keep him and “see if he’s healthy” That makes no sense genius

  3. Because they drafted him.. In the 1st round..To be the franchise QB for the next decade. When they placed Bradford as Keenums backup in the playoffs after they had already activated Teddy and even allowed him some in-game snaps I thought to myself. “Teddy is done in Minny” I agree with Eddie;s assessment

  4. Sorry Keith these guys are right. We traded – TRADED..FOR Trevor Simian. I was very upset that Teddy left, I didn’t understand why the Viking’s wouldn’t want him as a back up. I think now we know why.

  5. Keith Hernandez says:
    March 21, 2018 at 4:36 pm
    genius?
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    You do realize their Healthy QB ” Keenum ” isn’t coming back and yes
    they did sign Cousins, But you do remember they went and signed Siemian as
    back up, do you not keep up with football?

  6. When the Vikings didn’t exercise the 5th year option last season sealed his fait and i assume the Vikings staff knows. I hope i’m wrong because Teddy is a class act.

  7. brobokil says:
    March 21, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Sorry Keith these guys are right. We traded – TRADED..FOR Trevor Simian. I was very upset that Teddy left, I didn’t understand why the Viking’s wouldn’t want him as a back up. I think now we know why.
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    That and Teddy insisted on $10 million. Love ya, Teddy, but it was time to move on.

  8. It’s over Teddy. Join the rest of us in the real world so you can move on to the next phase of your life. Life don’t always go as planned and you just have to adjust.

  9. Come on. If he wasn’t cleared to play by the Vikings it might mean something. The Jets made him do a physical. Teddy is just being honest about his offseason work. He with all new people and they might have different plans for him in the offseason.

  10. This dude is toast!! Great job Jets!! Good luck with that 3rd pick.. Hopefully Ken O’Brien is available, then you will be set for the next 15 years!!! YES!!

  11. Surprised he didn’t stay with the Vikes as a backup as he would have gotten a better deal than he did with NY.

  12. If you like the Vikings or the Jets or a hater for both teams it’s irrelevant. Teddy is and always will be the guy you want to cheer for. Look around at all the crap in this league and all the people with big mouths. Bridgewater isn’t any of that. He had a whole team and organization behind him and was ready to be a star. He is one of the kids everyone wishes where on their team and a born leader. Period.

  13. He was always pretty open to the media in MN — until his injury. Admittedly, its weird that he won’t talk about it. While no one knows for sure how the leg will function, the acts taken by the Vikings to let him go, the limited contract guarantee, and refusal to talk about the injury and rehab certainly leave more negative than positive implications. Wish him and the Jets the best though — hope he starts and does well in 2018.

  14. Liberalsruineverything says:
    March 21, 2018 at 6:29 pm
    If you like the Vikings or the Jets or a hater for both teams it’s irrelevant. Teddy is and always will be the guy you want to cheer for. Look around at all the crap in this league and all the people with big mouths. Bridgewater isn’t any of that. He had a whole team and organization behind him and was ready to be a star. He is one of the kids everyone wishes where on their team and a born leader. Period.
    ==========================================================================================Great intangibles. He’s never been anything more than average, however. His “success” was contingent on the Vikings defense and then Adrian Peterson leading the league in rush yards and TD’s in 2015.

  15. nhpats says:
    March 21, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Teddy vs Kaep….. who is a better QB?
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    Well, Kaep is probably a better runner at this point, but Teddy is so far past Kaep in passing ability he would be better with only one knee. Of course, you’ve never seen him play and only base your opinion on how many touchdown passes he has so I wouldn’t expect you to understand that.

  16. Liberalsruineverything says:
    March 21, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    He had a whole team and organization behind him and was ready to be a star. He is one of the kids everyone wishes where on their team and a born leader. Period.

    ++++++++++++++

    If everyone wishes he was on there team, Why did he have such trouble finding more than $500,000? Why isn’t he a Viking? Because they did not want him.

  17. It’s not just about how few TD passes Teddy threw- he’s merely OK when he’s healthy. Just because he’s a good guy, well-liked and has leadership qualities, it doesn’t mean he’s a great QB. The Vikings improvement in 2014 was primarily because their defense improved to 11th in the NFL from being last in 2013. The Vikings passing attack was near the bottom of the league. In 2015, with their defense moving to the Top 5 and AP back and running roughshod over the leg, the passing attack was even worse with except when Teddy would throw a 5 yard pass and someone would run 40 yards with it. Sure, he had some timely throws here and there. Don’t confuse over-exuberant expectations with actual performance.

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