New York Jets: Teddy Bridgewater is the future, not the No. 3 Pick
The New York Jets were winners of the free agency frenzy on Wednesday. They went into the day with $90+ million in cap space and set out to make a move. While they did not land names like Drew Brees or Kirk Cousins, both of whom they targeted, they did land a solid QB. The Jets signed former Minnesota Vikings QB, Teddy Bridgewater to a 1-year deal worth about $15 million. Could this be the signing that the Jets needed to help turn around their franchise?
The Jets also have Josh McCown, Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg, and Joel Stave as rostered QBs. However, teams rarely keep three QBs anymore, so you can figure out who the odd players out are. Especially since the team gave McCown $10 million. If they do carry three I would expect the third to be Petty. Simply because he has in-game experience.
What do the New York Jets get with Teddy Bridgewater?
In Bridgewater, the Jets get a QB that is fresh. He has not played in over 2 years. I understand he suffered one of the most gruesome injuries ever. Nonetheless, he has been medically cleared from all that injury.
The New York Jets also get a winning QB. Teddy Bridgewater has a career 17-11 record. He has also guided the Minnesota Vikings to the playoffs. Thus, this should be the future of the New York Jets.
What do the New York Jets do with the No. 3?
Now On Saturday, the New York Jets traded for the number 3 pick over in the 2018 NFL Draft. Needless to say, this pick should not be a QB. The Jets finished ranked 28th in pass defense. This was mainly because there was no presence of a pass rush.
While many may say you do not jump 3 spots to take an edge rusher, I believe the New York Jets should explore this option. Bradley Chubb is a complete pass rusher. Coming off the edge he is one of the scariest individuals in the draft. He would easily bring a formidable pass rush back to the Jets.
So while many believe that the New York Jets made the switch to get their QB, don’t be so fast. They should really explore what they have in Teddy Bridgewater. GM Mike Maccagnan should build the team around Teddy Two Gloves. Hence, that starts by solidifying the defense.
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