Report: Teddy Bridgewater close to Jets deal

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With the quarterback dominoes falling quickly, the Jets can’t afford to be left out.

And they may have found their Plan B.

According to Bryant McFadden of CBSSports.com, the Jets are nearing a deal with Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

With guys flying off the shelves, it might be the best business the Jets can do, though it won’t take them out of the running for a rookie quarterback. The Jets pick sixth overall.

Bridgewater showed promise before a traumatic knee injury cost him more than a year. He was healthy enough to be active last year, but the Vikings were hesitant to go away from hot-hand Case Keenum.

56 responses to “Report: Teddy Bridgewater close to Jets deal

  1. I hoped this day would never come. Teddy would have done well in the Vikings’ offense last year if given the chance. I don’t know if he’ll do that well in the Jets’ sub-optimal situation coming off the injury. He might need some patience to work his way back and he might not get it if the Jets draft a QB in the first round. I hope someday he comes back to the Vikings.

  2. Not a terrbile deal given the circumstances.. Teddy was a promising young QB and a solid dude. Hope it works out medically. Not sure about his arm strength in those conditions though.

  3. Good Luck Teddy. Jets are getting a great kid that is hard not to like a a person. the problem is he is a limited QB. Lacks experience, hasnt played in 2 years coming off a horrible knee injury. he biggest problem is his biggest weakness, arm strength. He has trouble indoors throwing the long ball, how is that going to work out in windy NY.

  4. Bridgewater showed promise before a traumatic knee injury
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    He started 16 games and had 14 TD’s, literally. In his career he’s started 28 games and has 28 TD’s and 22 int’s and has been sacked 80 times. Not sure where the “promise” was shown.

  5. Wasn’t great before having to have his knee virtually re-constructed, not sure how he is going to be better with the Jets post knee re-construction versus Vikings with a better team pre-knee re-construction. But best of luck!!!

  6. Sucks he got injured in MN and I hope he excels with the Jets. However, I fear he’s gonna lose his other knee playing with that team.

  7. Of the teams vying for QB’s the Bronco’s come out best with Keenum. 13 & 3. No injuries. Well liked and respected by players. Keenum is a tough QB with a strong arm. The Vikes are going overboard for a good QB in Cousins, but he’s not elite. They made a mistake by passing on Keenum.

  8. packertruth says:
    March 13, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    I was assured Teddy was Zimmer’s favorite for the Viking job. Guess not.
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    He was, but the team was too good to take the risk. Spielman is the one who makes these decisions.

  9. Whoa Jets fans…he may be healthier than Sam Bradford but he isn’t in Sammy Sleeves zip code of Quarterbacking. Bridgewater is your bridge until your rookie QB that you take at number 6 is ready. Don’t delude yourselves about Teddy Bridgewater. He is nothing special. And truth be told will probably be pulled after 4 games like Mike Glennon was in Chicago.

  10. Good news for Brady. The mediocre level of competition in the division and in the AFC in general should bode well the Patriots.

  11. scmems07 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 3:07 pm
    Bridgewater showed promise before a traumatic knee injury
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    He started 16 games and had 14 TD’s, literally. In his career he’s started 28 games and has 28 TD’s and 22 int’s and has been sacked 80 times. Not sure where the “promise” was shown.
    —————————
    Interesting……Teddy is knocked for having poor stats, but he went 11-5 and won the division his 2nd yr. even with a healthy Rodgers in GB, BUT Cousins, with great stats, is knocked for having a losing record. I guess it’s whatever fits your own personal narrative as to what is most important.

  12. I hate to see him leave Minnesota. A total class act that I would have loved to see stay as the #2 QB. But, these teams know more than we do and I think it’s a safe bet the Vikings just didn’t think his knee would ever truly be good enough. This is probably going to be a one year “show us what you got” kind of a deal and really that’s the best he was going to get anywhere. Sadly, it’s with the Jets so his career will probably never get a real chance to recover.

  13. In Teddy We Trust says:
    March 13, 2018 at 2:59 pm
    I hoped this day would never come. Teddy would have done well in the Vikings’ offense last year if given the chance. I don’t know if he’ll do that well in the Jets’ sub-optimal situation coming off the injury. He might need some patience to work his way back and he might not get it if the Jets draft a QB in the first round. I hope someday he comes back to the Vikings.
    ///////////////////////////////

    In Kirk We Trust doesn’t really have the same “ring” to it, does it? (pardon the pun.)

  14. vargavarga says:
    March 13, 2018 at 3:17 pm
    Watch, the Jets will have a better record next year than the Vikings…bank on it!

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    Both Jets and Vikings will have a better record than the pack…………..book it!

  15. Dudes a winner, classy & the ultimate team player. I admire him in adversity to remain positive polite & professional. That’s the true judge of a persons character. Best wishes TB!

  16. If McCown is returning as the starter, then Bridgewater should look elsewhere for a starting opportunity, or return to the Vikings and be a highly paid backup for a year – whilst strengthening his knee. He’ll probably beat out Cousins by mid season!

  17. Interesting……Teddy is knocked for having poor stats, but he went 11-5 and won the division his 2nd yr. even with a healthy Rodgers in GB, BUT Cousins, with great stats, is knocked for having a losing record. I guess it’s whatever fits your own personal narrative as to what is most important.
    ==========================================================================================The Vikings defense and the return of AP (who led the league in rush yards and rush TD’s) led the Vikings to an 11-5 season, not Teddy. He was pretty much the same guy who led the Vikings to 7-9 in 2014 and put up roughly the same stats in 2015- with 3 more games in 2015 than in 2014, he threw for only 300 yards more and the same amount of touchdowns. In fact, in the pivotal game for the division championship against Green Bay in Week 17, Teddy only threw for 99 yards and an INT in the Vikings win.

  18. In Teddy We Trusted says:
    March 13, 2018 at 3:22 pm
    packertruth says:
    March 13, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    I was assured Teddy was Zimmer’s favorite for the Viking job. Guess not.
    _________

    He was, but the team was too good to take the risk. Spielman is the one who makes these decisions.

    ———–

    “Team too good to take the risk.” HA HA HA HA. Thanks for the laugh, helps to take some of the sting off of a difficult day.

  19. stellarperformance says:
    March 13, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    In Kirk We Trust doesn’t really have the same “ring” to it, does it? (pardon the pun.)
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    No. No, it doesn’t.

    In Kirk we Have Confidence?

    We Hope Kirk Will Work?

  20. flviking says:
    March 13, 2018 at 4:42 pm
    Both Jets and Vikings will have a better record than the pack…………..book it!

    Both combined………maybe.

  21. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    March 13, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    In Teddy We Trusted says:
    March 13, 2018 at 3:22 pm
    packertruth says:
    March 13, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    I was assured Teddy was Zimmer’s favorite for the Viking job. Guess not.
    _________

    He was, but the team was too good to take the risk. Spielman is the one who makes these decisions.

    ———–

    “Team too good to take the risk.” HA HA HA HA. Thanks for the laugh, helps to take some of the sting off of a difficult day.
    _______

    Who asked you, Third Place?

  22. Per PFF, Bridgewater graded 84 and 82 in his first two years. For perspective, That’s about what Aaron Rogers and Garropolo graded last year. Jets got best career out of Fitzpatrick and McGown now its Teddy’s turn. 2 years of rehab was needed for an ACL with additional damage and it’s not a shoulder which you throw with. He’s not a corner either. Palmer and Brady had ACL’s years ago. He may not run as well, but this is football not pitching. “Tank for Teddy” they once said. Let Buffalo and the rest deplete their teams and mortgage future for speculation. It the Big 4 are gone by 6, take a shot at trading down and taking Lamar Jackson who only scored 120 TD’s the last three years.

  23. “Tank for Teddy” they once said.
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    Who were they? When did they say it? Teddy Clipwater won’t throw more than 400 more NFL passes.

  24. Oh my Lord, no Teddy, not the Jets. Your career will be finished. Don’t do it!

    As a Viking fan, I really hate this. I wish they had re-upped him for at least another year. Cousins is not worth the money they’ll be paying him. But the Jets are where QB careers go to die. Teddy is a class guy who deserves a better chance.

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