New York Jets finalizing deal with former Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater

17 March, 2018, 02:05 | Author: Cary Erickson
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The New York Jets are working on a deal to bring in Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater as their new signal called, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.

This marks the second quarterback the Jets are expected to sign, joining Josh McCown. Most felt teams would have to outbid NY for him. The Jets also have the sixth overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, which they could use on another quarterback such as Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, but the team has needs at almost every position. That could change during training camp, but him being promised the role is interesting. Bridgewater believes he is ready to be a starter, however, he has not seen any real game action since the 2015 season.

NY swiftly turned its attention to Bridgewater following a failed pursuit of coveted free agent Kirk Cousins. Note also that his completion percentage, yards, and interceptions all improved from his rookie year to year two, meaning that Bridgewater was on an upward trajectory in terms of his development prior to getting hurt. He also tied for the team lead with five rushing touchdowns.

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Bridgewater, 25, has attempted just two passes since tearing his ACL in 2016. A broken left hand finished his season with three games remaining. Surely, the Jets will have another open competition this summer between McCown, Bridgewater, and a high draft pick. Despite the abbreviated campaign, McCown was voted team MVP by his Jets teammates. He made $6 million last year, and though he did have a career season last year, the regression to his career averages is very likely. McCown feels comfortable here and played well. Everybody knows this. The guy turns 39 in July, after all. Going on 39, McCown has never started more than 13 games in his career.

Crowell shared carries with Duke Johnson the past two seasons, but averaged almost 4.5 yards per carry during that span. He posted slightly better numbers in 2016, rushing for 952 yards while averaging 4.8 yards per attempt.

After two full seasons with nearly no game action (Bridgewater played nine garbage-time snaps in Minnesota's third-to-last regular-season game) it's fair to question just how much of an impact Bridgewater will have for the Jets, though they are clearly banking on him fulfilling his potential and solidifying the quarterback position. Crowell, who did not have a game with 20 rushing attempts over the past two seasons, ranked 12th in the National Football League in yards per carry (4.47) during that span, but ranked 17th in overall carries (404).

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