Jets announce signing of Teddy Bridgewater

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Five days after it was first reported, the Jets made it official: They’ve signed Teddy Bridgewater.

The Jets announced that Bridgewater is now the fifth quarterback on their roster, joining Josh McCown, Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg and Joel Stave.

Given that the Jets traded up to the third overall pick with the intention of drafting their quarterback of the future, the Jets will soon have six quarterbacks. Half of them will be gone before the regular season.

After suffering a major knee injury in training camp, Bridgewater didn’t play at all in 2016 and played in only one game in 2017. If he’s healthy he has a chance at earning the Jets’ starting quarterback job in 2018, but the trade the Jets made yesterday virtually guarantees that Bridgewater won’t last more than a year with the Jets.

56 responses to “Jets announce signing of Teddy Bridgewater

  1. This guy will be “the one that got away”. He is going to change to entire Jets mindset. He is ALL THAT. I was screaming for Wilson and all those teams passed on him and now he is a stud. NO KIDDING. Left NC State to go to Wisconsin and who the Rose Bowl and that the Big Ten player of the year. And how many NFL teams passed on him?
    Same with Watson being passed over by the Browns.Stud with no takers. What has Teddy done? I’m rolling with his dice. I will never give up on this man. I like how he thinks.

  2. askeddie11 says:
    March 18, 2018 at 3:24 pm
    I just never get the hype over Bridgewater.
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    It is just the fact that he Wins no matter where he is. You have to remember he had the worst O-line in the League in Minnesota and still took the Division from the Packers. and it was only the klinker FG miss by Walsh that Minnesota didn’t advance in the Playoffs. Good luck Teddy you still have fans in Minnesota, and you’d always be welcomed back.

  3. McCown is there to be beaten up and be a player coach. Bridgewater is there to see if he is healthy and worthy of his pick. The #3 pick is there to be wasted on a Sanchez type player.
    McCown is the signing I do not understand. If Teddy can still be Teddy he will win the starting role.

  4. “…the trade the Jets made yesterday virtually guarantees that Bridgewater won’t last more than a year with the Jets.”

    Which may well be all he is looking for, a chance to showcase himself and hit FA again next year. As strategies go it’s not a bad one at all.

  5. After watching most every game Teddy played in the NFL, there are a couple easily observable certainties: he can read defenses, he can see the whole field and react under pressure, is accurate, and used to be mobile. On the negative side, his arm isn’t real strong, he rarely takes risks, and obviously now is of questionable health. What I’m not sure about is if the check down thing was due to a bad O-line, scheme, or Teddy’s mindset (or all). I sure hope he succeeds, but the Jets don’t seem like the best option for that.

  6. They probably think Bridgewater is the QB of the future and are going to draft Barkley. How Jets.

  7. “Liberalsruineverything says:
    March 18, 2018 at 3:56 pm
    None of those QBs are worth trading up for. Who said they did it for a QB? They are going after Barkley.”

    You don’t give swap first round picks and give up 3 second round picks to select an RB, regardless of how good you think he’ll be. They are going to pick a QB.

  8. askeddie11 says:
    March 18, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    I just never get the hype over Bridgewater.
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    Hey, he’s just a good guy and great person. I wish MN had 5 million to keep him as a backup but would love it if he became a starter for another team. He doesn’t have splashy numbers, but he finds a way to win. Youtube him. The biggest concern is an injury.

    I could be wrong of course. I could hype myself up and just say maybe it’s the coaches and sytem in MN that allows Bridgewater to lead us to the play-offs and then the best statistical year for Bradford followed with Keenums best year ever and what would that mean Kirk Cousins could do? However, I like giving credit to the players.

  9. What are they gonna do when Teddy is better than the QB they draft #3 overall?

  10. Vikings fans know what a bad quarterback looks like. Trust me. There is a reason we all loved Teddy. He is going to be a great player for somebody.

  11. askeddie11 says:
    March 18, 2018 at 3:24 pm
    I just never get the hype over Bridgewater.
    _____________

    Barney fans overhype ALL their players, get used to it.
    And they must be right too, judging from all of the hardware they’ve collected in their trophy case.
    skoLOL!

  12. .
    as expected.
    all the jets do is RUN.
    The jets offensive plan is run, run, pass, punt.
    So of course they traded up for a running back.

  13. “Liberalsruineverything says:
    March 18, 2018 at 3:56 pm
    None of those QBs are worth trading up for. Who said they did it for a QB? They are going after Barkley.”

    OBP says:
    March 18, 2018 at 4:26 pm
    You don’t give swap first round picks and give up 3 second round picks to select an RB, regardless of how good you think he’ll be. They are going to pick a QB.

    Yeah teams dont do that, but this is the Jets. 1st down run, 2nd down run, 3rd down pass or maybe run, then punt.

  14. Jets threw on 1st down 58% of the time last year, but good comment. Bidgewater is the perfect trade piece for a team who loses their starter to injury. Could recoup a #1.

  15. Do any of you guys ever watch football or what? All the Jets do is run, run, run.???
    510 pass attempts
    427 rush attempts
    Its always fun to bash the Jets, but you look pretty stupid when you’re 100% incorrect.

  16. Run, run, run is just the trolls running their mouths! Of course they don’t watch the games, they were boycotting last year, right?

  17. Of all the teams that signed a free agent QB only Denver and the Jets improved over last years starters. With the Jets taking home the best starting QB of this years free agent class. The Vikings paying 86mil for the most mediocre signal caller will never recover from this mistake.

  18. bspurloc says:
    March 18, 2018 at 4:49 pm
    “Liberalsruineverything says:
    March 18, 2018 at 3:56 pm
    None of those QBs are worth trading up for. Who said they did it for a QB? They are going after Barkley.”

    OBP says:
    March 18, 2018 at 4:26 pm
    You don’t give swap first round picks and give up 3 second round picks to select an RB, regardless of how good you think he’ll be. They are going to pick a QB.

    Yeah teams dont do that, but this is the Jets. 1st down run, 2nd down run, 3rd down pass or maybe run, then punt.
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    Maybe it’s because Barkley destroyed the combine like no back maybe ever. Out benched most linemen, outran all backs and most receivers/Dbacks, and out jumped almost all receivers. If that isn’t a once in a generation talent I don’t know what is.

  19. The Bridgewater signing allow the Jets to have 2 vet NFL Qb’s to compete this year, they don’t plan on playing the rookie. If McCown or Bridgewater get hurt, you still have a solid NFL QB. The only competition is between JM and TB for the starting job. QB’s get hurt, always good to have 2 vets. Like Wentz and Foles, ring a bell? The rookie watches and learns

  20. Well, he had to sign somewhere. He’ll always be a flat spare tire on any team.

  21. firerogergoodell says:
    March 18, 2018 at 4:35 pm
    Vikings fans know what a bad quarterback looks like. Trust me. There is a reason we all loved Teddy. He is going to be a great player for somebody.
    /////////////////////////////////::

    Then why didn’t they keep him?

  22. stellarperformance says:
    March 18, 2018 at 6:17 pm
    firerogergoodell says:
    March 18, 2018 at 4:35 pm
    Vikings fans know what a bad quarterback looks like. Trust me. There is a reason we all loved Teddy. He is going to be a great player for somebody.
    /////////////////////////////////::
    Then why didn’t they keep him?
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    Because we are fans and don’t have a say in it.
    We do not believe we are owners that have a say in such matters.

  23. Jets are drafting mayfield, reminds me so much of,tony romo. Just don’t make the same mistake as dallas did and don’t give him a defense.

  24. The Jets gave up a lot to move up to #3. They must have a great feeling for at least 3 of the QB’s coming out. Well, I do too. I just hope they get the right one. Stranger things have happened.

  25. cheeseisfattening says:
    March 18, 2018 at 6:26 pm
    Because we are fans and don’t have a say in it.
    We do not believe we are owners that have a say in such matters.
    ///////////////////////////////////

    That doesn’t stop you from having a say in anything the Packers do. How does that work?

  26. I kept saying Bridgewater was a trade bait for the Vikings and people kept giving me thumbs down. It turns out I was right all along.

  27. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    March 18, 2018 at 6:38 pm
    I kept saying Bridgewater was a trade bait for the Vikings and people kept giving me thumbs down. It turns out I was right all along.
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    He was a free agent. The Vikings couldn’t trade him.

  28. How does that work?
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    Some people come here thinking they are better than everyone else because of the football team they cheer for. They believe they are entitled and have a different set of rules for themselves.
    I come here and poke them for that obnoxiousness.
    That’s how.

  29. firerogergoodell says:
    March 18, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Vikings fans know what a bad quarterback looks like. Trust me. There is a reason we all loved Teddy. He is going to be a great player for somebody.

    —–

    Uh, no, he is not.

  30. cheeseisfattening says:
    March 18, 2018 at 7:14 pm
    Some people come here thinking they are better than everyone else because of the football team they cheer for. They believe they are entitled and have a different set of rules for themselves.
    I come here and poke them for that obnoxiousness.
    That’s how.
    /////////////////////////////////

    It’s big of you to finally admit aloud you like to pick fights. Your reasons are misguided because you’ve pigeon-holed Packer fans incorrectly, but you’ve definitely made some progress. Good work.

  31. wafflestomp says:
    March 18, 2018 at 4:41 pm
    askeddie11 says:
    March 18, 2018 at 3:24 pm
    I just never get the hype over Bridgewater.
    _____________

    Barney fans overhype ALL their players, get used to it.
    And they must be right too, judging from all of the hardware they’ve collected in their trophy case.
    skoLOL!
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
    BUT,,,It is an undeniable fact, you WISH your team was 1/2 as good as us Barneys team!

  32. Good luck Teddy! Teddy! Teddy!
    that was so much fun to do.

    and hey cheesers!
    Today is Anthony Barrs Birthday! I know you’ll wish him well! Skolololol!!!!!!!

  33. maybe it’s the coaches and sytem in MN that allows Bridgewater to lead us to the play-offs and then the best statistical year for Bradford followed with Keenums best year ever and what would that mean Kirk Cousins could do?
    ___________________

    So Cousins is going to follow Shurmur to the Jets? Cuz he gets the credit for Bradford and Keenum, not Zim.

  34. All people have to do is look at today’s prior Bridgewater story to you picking a fight which also then shows I pegged Packer fans spot on.

    Better football for better people?
    More like one man football for self delusional chubbies.

  35. What Vikings’ fans seem to fail to realize is that in the Vikings 11-5 season, it was the Vikings’ defense and AP’s league-leading rushing yards and league leading rushing touchdowns that propelled the Vikings. In fact, in the pivotal game for the division, Teddy threw for 99 yards and an interception. One 4th quarter comeback which was his one game-winning drive in 2015. The Vikings won despite Teddy Bridgewater, not because of him. In 5 of the Vikings’ 11 wins, Teddy threw more INT’s than TD’s in each of those 5 games. His Minnesota legacy is built more on the idea of what fans’ think he could have accomplished than what he actually accomplished.

  36. Jets QB room 2018 =

    Josh McCown, saint, great team guy, decent player and coach/mentor
    Teddy Bridgewatergood young player looking for a shot
    One of the top 3 QB’s in this very string college class =

    We might lose a bunch of games in 2018 but it won’t be 33-10. Our QB play is going to seriously improve haters. After that we’ll see what happens, but we’ll have a decent NFL starter, either Bridgewater or the kid around awhile.

  37. firerogergoodell says:

    Vikings fans know what a bad quarterback looks like. Trust me. There is a reason we all loved Teddy. He is going to be a great player for somebody.

    ***********

    stellarperformance says:

    Then why didn’t they keep him?

    ***********

    That’s actually a good question.

    The short answer is they wanted Kirk Cousins, and I believe they’ve wanted him for awhile. Not sure if it’s true but I read somewhere Vikes tried to keep Teddy, but let him know they were pursuing Cousins. I’m betting Minnesota would pop for the $5-mil he’s getting in NY. The new back up is making close to that. I’m still a little shocked that Teddy, Case and Sam are all elsewhere. I hope all three tear it up next year.

  38. Let’s see if Bridgewater even makes it out of training camp without re-injuring his knee. Remember, his original injury came in a non contact drill, a product of the Viking’s poor field conditions that they fail to maintain for their players.

  39. If they get their QB of the future then the trade up is fine. However, having both McCown & Bridgewater on the same roster is a bit much. The other big question in all this: will ownership allow them to sit the young QB for a year, or will they have to play the guy before they want to? This happens all the time because meddling owners can keep their noses out of it.

  40. Agree with the first guy who said it. Browns ain’t moving they like someone. Giants have to go QB. Jets are positioning themselves because they want to win the Barkeley fall out. Till gave up too much.

  41. firerogergoodell says:

    March 18, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    What are they gonna do when Teddy is better than the QB they draft #3 overall?
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    Wishful thinking. lol

  42. firerogergoodell says:

    March 18, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    What are they gonna do when Teddy is better than the QB they draft #3 overall?

    ————

    That very well may be true….but it doesn’t mean that Teddy will be any good. It will just mean that the Jets drafted another bust…to nobody’s surprise

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