New York Jets Trade Teddy Bridgewater
- Author: Steve Townsend Aug 31, 2018,
Aug 31, 2018, 3:28
With the trade of Teddy Bridgewater to the New Orleans Saints, it's safe to assume that Sam Darnold will be the starter for the New York Jets when they open their regular season campaign this year (NFL Media's Ian Rapoport even reported as much).
The Jets signed Bridgewater in March to a one-year, $6 million deal that required them to pay him only $1 million before the season started.
Although he faced an uphill battle to claim a starting job, Bridgewater flashed the potential that made Vikings general manager Rick Spielman trade up and select him with the 32nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will be making a return to U.S. Bank Stadium this season. "He's a successful quarterback and we know he will be a great addition to our quarterback room". NY also brought back veteran QB Josh McCown, who completed 67.3% of his passes for 2,926 yards with 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 13 games last season.
Jets head coach Todd Bowles recently told The MMQB that he won't officially announce a starter until after New York's preseason finale on Thursday against the Eagles. "We wish him nothing but success in the future".
"Right now, I'm living in the now, taking advantage of this opportunity that I have right now", Bridgewater said Sunday when asked about trade chatter.
For tonight's game, don't expect to see Darnold play or even veteran quarterback Josh McCown for that matter.
Savage was solid but unspectacular throughout the preseason. The Saints will also receive a 2019 sixth-rounder. He also has rushed 16 times for 130 yards and two TDs.