Report: Teddy Bridgewater to Jets for one year

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The Jets started the day without a quarterback to speak of, now they have two.

According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, the Jets have agreed to a one-year deal with former Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

He’ll have the chance to compete with Josh McCown, who signed a one-year, $10 million deal earlier today.

Whether he’s able to unseat McCown and start for the Jets remains to be seen, and the short-term nature of the contracts likely means they’re still going to draft a quarterback with the sixth overall pick.

49 responses to “Report: Teddy Bridgewater to Jets for one year

  1. And the NY Jets select QB Lamar Jackson (maybe not with the 6th pick, but they can afford to take the biggest project if Josh Allen is gone….or a small school qb. )

  2. Wow… Queens went from 3 to one… who has never play a significant down in the NFL. That is until they pay 80 mil guarnteed to a QB with no play off wins. Nice job.

  3. Teddy, I wish things could of worked out in Minny, but know this kid…..I’m rooting for ya! I know all Vikes fans gonna miss ya! Wishing you all the best…..go get em TB!

  4. I would love to see him emerge as a superstar with the Jets just because of the road this guy has walked to get to this point. Even though my team is a division rival I still think it would be so cool to see a story unfold that way. (Wicked pissah cool, now you know which team)

  5. Now the Jets have 2/3rds of a QB with the two they have now. Perhaps they could draft someone with brains?

  6. There has never been a day in NFL history where more quarters were dumped into the mediocre QB carousel

  7. Skolbadiah is probably having a bad day. He’s the kid who asked Teddy to come to his birthday via song and got his wish. I’m just glad that although Josh has been told he’s the starter Teddy will still be able to compete for it…

  8. i’m a Bills fan .So I Shouldn’t be a fan of the Jets..(but secretly iam ) like the moves so far! Lets turn it around Bills & Jets and make n.england irrelevant AGAIN !!!!

  9. One year deals, especially for QBs, are likely show me’s. I’m glad he is getting a shot.

    The original article specifically says they don’t know whether he will be a starter or a backup, so suggesting a backup suits him just fine is ignorant of whether he will actually be a starter. Stop being so smart, the rest of us can’t keep up.

    Agree with ryann on that locker room. Teddy B is a leader and a class act. That locker room will improve.

    Oh and on McCarron? I’ll be honest I am still going to be surprised if he gets anything but a backup deal.

  10. umassdebatingteam says:
    March 13, 2018 at 8:24 pm
    In that picture it looks like his agent just gave him the bad news.
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    Or, he’s demonstrating his willingness to do just about anything to get the starting role.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  11. People forget that Teddy went 11-5 with a young, subpar Vikings team and was a crappy Blair Walsh kick away from advancing in the playoffs over the Seahawks.

    He may not have the measurables but the guy is a straight up gamer and a winner.

    Wish him all the best

  12. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    March 13, 2018 at 8:44 pm
    Baby hands will struggle playing outside in December in the Northeast

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    He played outside in Minnesnowta at TCF stadium while we built US Bank and went 11-5 and won the NFC North…

    Any other half baked thoughts?

  13. Teddy has a noodle for an arm so it should get interesting in East Rutherford, NJ when the November and December winter winds starts to whip up. That is, if he even sees the field.

  14. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    March 13, 2018 at 8:44 pm
    Baby hands will struggle playing outside in December in the Northeast

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    You should be happy Jets’ fan…..Teddy is your favorite team’s new QB!!!

  15. Geno Smith must be thinking “well geez, why didn’t you just keep me”. Smith and Bridgewater are equal talents. The Jets are not unlike many NFL teams. They struggle evaluating QB’s.

  16. i’m a Bills fan .So I Shouldn’t be a fan of the Jets..(but secretly iam ) like the moves so far! Lets turn it around Bills & Jets and make n.england irrelevant AGAIN !!!!

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    Besides those 4 years 25 years ago, the Bills have never been relevant.

  17. Good luck to the kid, hope he does well.

    Something I just noticed. There are 40 comments on this story, and only one from a Packer troll. Now go look at the comments on any of the Packer stories posted today and count how many MN “fans” have posted in those. The numbers speak for themselves.

  18. I’m a vikings fan and I will say teddy is a great guy but I’m happy the vikes moved on. He isn’t a starter in the NFL. People need to stop saying he took us to 11-5 in 14. That whole year the team road Adrian Peterson. Teddys 14 tds and 11 ints wouldn’t have got the job done if Peterson wasn’t there. As for the loss to Seattle if I recall teddy didn’t put up a single point. Yes Walsh missed the key kick but it was all the other kicks he made that even gave us a chance in that game.

  19. Gonna miss you Teddy, will be rooting for you all the way unless you’re playing the Vikes, but then again if the game doesn’t matter (and it likely won’t given Cousins’ history) I’ll be rooting for you to make Rick Spielman have regrets.

  20. reapshavocblog says:
    March 14, 2018 at 12:16 am
    I’m a vikings fan and I will say teddy is a great guy but I’m happy the vikes moved on. He isn’t a starter in the NFL. People need to stop saying he took us to 11-5 in 14. That whole year the team road Adrian Peterson. Teddys 14 tds and 11 ints wouldn’t have got the job done if Peterson wasn’t there. As for the loss to Seattle if I recall teddy didn’t put up a single point. Yes Walsh missed the key kick but it was all the other kicks he made that even gave us a chance in that game.

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    By the same token, if it wasn’t for a busted play due to our D’s inability to tackle Wilson, that SB winning wonder boy Wilson wouldn’t have put up any points either…So there you go…

  21. I’ll be rooting for him. I’m not a Jets fan, but this one actually makes sense. I love when players sign the “prove it to me deals”. It may not work out and if it doesn’t…oh well! It’s only 1 year. The Jets aren’t exactly cap-strapped this year.

  22. Cousins made a lot more sense for the Jets than the Vikings. Cousins would have given the Jets some credibility plus the system Bates will run. The Vikings were winning with Bradford and continued to win (NFC Championship appearance) with Case Keenum. Once Bridgewater was healthy Mike Zimmer kept saying he was going start Bridgewater over Keenum… It didn’t make sense to me and many others but every football expert said the Vikings see Bridgewater every day and they know what he can do… so they know he’s back and ready.
    Anything short of a Super Bowl appearance for the Vikings is a major failure plus the $ tied to Cousins…
    Bridewater was probably the best guy available for the Jets. Maccagnan has not had any success in drafting a QB (as director of Scouting for Texans or with the Jets) Petty & Hackenburg. Remember that Bill O’Brien coached Hackenberg at Penn State and he/Texans chose to over pay Brock Osweiler rather than draft Hackenberg.
    The Jets can’t afford to draft another 1st (or 2nd) round bust at QB without having a Bridgewater/McCown as starters. Bridgewater is only 25.

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