Jets Open To Trading Teddy Bridgewater

Rex Christensen
August 9, 2018

Teddy Bridgewater signed with the New York Jets in March looking to resurrect his National Football League career.

Bridgewater, 25, signed with the Jets this offseason.

Bridgewater played only nine snaps last season after sitting out the 2016 season.

Teddy Bridgewater's audition for prospective employers will begin in earnest in the Jets preseason opener Friday night, prompting inquiring minds to wonder whether it's only a matter of time before the former first-round pick is traded.
If Bridgewater looks good, then teams may feel safe making a trade for him, and his stock could shoot up.

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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a pass during organized team activities at Atlantic Health Training Center. Veteran Josh McCown, who was having one of the best seasons of his career in 2017 before suffering a broken hand, is now atop the depth chart.

One other thing helping the Jets is Bridgewater's contract. Basically, if Bridgewater looks good during the preseason, then a team might be more inclined to go after him, knowing they can get a starting-caliber QB for such a reasonable price.

NY general manager Mike Maccagnan recently said that it's natural for trade talk to crop up with three potential starters at the position.

"I know that's a question that comes up", said Maccagnan. "(So) you have the ability to potentially (think), 'Oh, hypothetically we could do that'". It'll be a tough ask for the rookie quarterback, who needs to out-perform both 16-year veteran Josh McCown and former first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater, and it's an even tougher ask when you factor in his late arrival to training camp due to a contractual holdout. But I would say from that standpoint, it's very early.

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