Teddy Bridgewater to sign one-year deal with Jets

Florence Fletcher
March 15, 2018

The New York Jets and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, formerly of the Minnesota Vikings, agreed to terms on a 1-year contract, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN. It's been a long offseason, too, waiting to find out what direction the Minnesota Vikings wanted to go at quarterback. When it was announced that the deal was for $10 million, it made a bit less sense as there was unlikely to be any team offering him anywhere close to that much money.

The Jets could also potentially draft a quarterback with the No. 6 overall pick in April. Case Keenum is joining the Denver Broncos while Sam Bradford is expected to sign with the Arizona Cardinals.

When Bridgwater was last seen in significant action, he completed over 65 percent of his passes with 14 touchdowns as the Minnesota Vikings won the NFC North and almost (should have?) won a playoff game in 2015. Well, despite the feeling from fans the Jets are doing nothing at the start of free agency, there are still plenty of players available.

Bridgewater hasn't started an National Football League game since the playoffs in 2015 due to a major leg injury suffered days before the 2016 season. Robby Anderson, whose future with the team could be in doubt after a number of off-field issues, was the team's surprising leading receiver a year ago.

The team did acquire Jermaine Kearse last season from the Seattle Seahawks to add an experienced receiver with a winning pedigree to help mold the Jets receiving unit, which should be a big help for Bridgewater.

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A product of Louisville, Bridgewater looked to be a star in the making.

Years have gone by where the New York Jets have lost out on either signing or drafting a franchise quarterback.

The Jets are calling an audible and turning to a familiar face as their backup plan at quarterback.

Josh McCown had an impressive 2017, considering the state of the Jets.

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