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Sport Teddy Bridgewater thrilled to join ‘ambitious’ Jets

17:06  19 march  2018
17:06  19 march  2018 Source:

Jets reportedly considering Teddy Bridgewater

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Since the beginning of the free agency period, the Jets have been one of the most active teams in the NFL. New York re-signed quarterback Josh McCown and moved up in the 2018 NFL draft from the No. 6 overall pick to No. 3 overall.

The Jets have traded quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and a sixth-round draft pick to the Saints for a third-rounder. The Jets went into training camp looking to trade Bridgewater , 25, whom they signed to a one-year, million contract. They've already paid him million in bonus money.

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Since the beginning of the free agent period, the Jets have been one of the most active teams in the NFL.

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New York re-signed Josh McCown and moved up in the 2018 NFL draft from sixth overall to third overall. They also signed former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a one-year, incentive-laden contract.

With the deal becoming official on Sunday, Bridgewater can't wait to get another chance with the Jets.

"I'm excited about the direction we're headed in," Bridgewater, who hasn't taken meaningful snaps in two years, told the Jets' website. "I'm excited to be a part of something that can be very special and I just look forward to getting to work with the guys and a great year."

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New Orleans gave the Jets a third-round pick in the deal, while the Jets also surrendered a sixth-round pick.

Bridgewater garnered Rookie of the Year consideration in 2014 after throwing for 14 touchdowns and 12 picks with a 64.4 completion percentage. The next year, the Vikings won the NFC North Division behind his Pro Bowl campaign. He threw for 3,231 yards, 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

The big setback for Bridgewater came in August 2016 when he tore his ACL in practice. He briefly returned for a bit this past season, but only for a few plays. Mostly, he watched from the sideline as Case Keenum nearly led Minnesota to a Super Bowl appearance.

Then, last week, the Vikings moved on from both quarterbacks, instead signing Kirk Cousins to a record-setting deal. With his services no longer needed in Minnesota, Bridgewater chose to start anew in New York.

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While his role going forward is yet to be determined - he'll have to fight McCown and a rookie for the starting job - Bridgewater is excited for his next chapter to start.

"It's a young team, an ambitious team," he said of the Jets. "The coaching staff has positive energy, great energy, and I think that with the combination of the talent that's on the team, that's something special to be a part of."


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