The Chris Simms top 40 QBs ranking, No. 29: Teddy Bridgewater

Chris Simms top 40 QBs: Teddy Bridgewater
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Four years ago, some believed Teddy Bridgewater would enjoy a breakout season in his third year in the NFL. Then came a horrific non-contact knee injury during a late-August practice, and Bridgewater’s career was derailed. For multiple years.

He missed all of 2016 and barely played in 2017. He spent 2018 mostly on the bench in New Orleans, and then in 2019 the opportunities came. Five games, five wins.

It caught the attention of teams looking for quarterbacks, and it landed for Bridgewater the kind of contract few thought he’d ever get, from the Panthers.

He comes in at No. 29 on the Chris Simms top 40 quarterback countdown, a spot that would have been hard to imagine just a year ago. But it has worked out for Bridgewater, and it will be interesting to see if he can build on what he achieved last season.

More from Chris Simms top 40 QBs list:

No. 40: Tua Tagovailoa

No. 39: Dwayne Haskins

No. 38: Mitchell Trubisky

No. 37: Justin Herbert

No. 36: Taysom Hill

No. 35: Jarrett Stidham

No. 34: Tyrod Taylor

No. 33: Jameis Winston

No. 32: Case Keenum

No. 31: Nick Foles

No. 30: Gardner Minshew II

10 responses to “The Chris Simms top 40 QBs ranking, No. 29: Teddy Bridgewater

  1. I don’t know who he has at 28 but I guarantee I would prefer Teddy.

  2. I guess I am having a hard time understanding what makes up these rankings. Is it a ranking based on how Simms sees in terms of skills + experience = expectations. As in, he has very low expectations for the Panthers offense this year? Or, is this a ranking based on, “if I was starting a team, and I could pick any QB to lead my team, I would rank them in this order of who I would choose first all the way down to who I would choose last”.

    Of the 40 qbs on the list, I might be in the minority here, but I feel like Teddy Bridgewater is a pretty good player. But then again, didnt Simms insist that Brady wasnt even the best QB on his team a few years ago (Jimmy G being better) and Brady went on to win MVP and a Super Bowl…?

  3. It’s going to be very interesting to watch Teddy this year in his second go around as a full time starter given how efficient he was last year filling in for Brees.

  4. The Jets gave up so much draft capital to move up for Sam Darnold while they had Teddy Bridgewater on the roster. What a mistake that move turned out to be.

  5. Why does anyone care about these rankings except to see how ridiculous they are? Who knows how Simms is evaluating them but so far I’m not impressed. He’ll probably have Cam Newton (or himself) at #1.

  6. Trevor Lawrence should be next up on Simm’s rankings. Then there is a high school freshman QB in Georgia ahead of Lawrence.

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