Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Teddy Bridgewater signs with New York Jets

Teddy Bridgewater signs with New York Jets

NY is expected to sign the former Vikings quarterback to a one-year deal, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the situation.

Bridgewater played for the first time in November after suffering a gruesome knee injury before the 2016 season. This year they missed out on the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes, but they have cashed in on former Minnesota Viking quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

The move itself is a sensible one that gives the Jets a quarterback who is far from ideal, but who has some traits that any team can work with in building a quality offense.

Minnesota has elected to let quarterbacks Keenum, Sam Bradford and Bridgewater test free agency.

It is still remarkable that he is still in the league and poised to become a starting quarterback again after a dislocated knee during training camp prior to the 2016 season nearly led to the amputation of his leg. 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 previous year.

But there likely will be an acclimation period for the quarterback after such an extended stay away from regular-season action. It could signal the Jets aren't confident in the quarterbacks available with the sixth pick and would rather give Bridgewater a "prove it" deal. NY were surprisingly competitive during the season and went 5-8 in games he was under center.

So now where do the Jets go?

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