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Report: Trade Value of Jets QB Teddy Bridgewater Trending Up

Jets quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s trade value is “trending upward” according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.

Cimini added that Bridgewater was “one of the bright spots” at OTAs last week. Bridgewater’s story is familiar to all football fans-a star quarterback at Louisville who fell in the draft to No.32 to the Minnesota Vikings in 2014, seemed destined to be the longterm franchise QB for the Vikings for the first two years of his career until a devastating non-contacc knee injury during training camp in 2016 led many to believe he would never play in the NFL again.

But Bridgewater fought back to the point where he was active as the backup to Case Keenum for the Vikings’ playoff run last season and then the Jets took a gamble on him with a one-year, $6 million contract this offseason. Reportedly the Jets originally signed him with the intention of trading him for a draft pick but Cimini says head coach Todd Bowles intends to start his best quarterback and that could very well be Bridgewater.

Even if Bridgewater does earn the starting nod with his play this summer, it is clear he would just be keeping the sear warm for No.3-overall pick Sam Darnold. But Bridgewater is still only 25 years old himself and could still have a bright NFL future provided his knee holds up. You can be sure that the rest of the NFL-particularly those teams in need of a QB of the future-will be watching his progress closely.


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