Jets’ Teddy Bridgewater ready to embrace QB competition in New York
The quarterback situation with the New York Jets has been an absolute mess in recent years. However, there is hope for the future with the acquisition of Teddy Bridgewater and the No. 3 pick in the draft. While talking to the press recently, Bridgewater shared some thoughts on the coming QB battle.
As could be expected, he is not worried about it. He’s ready to embrace it, via ESPN’s Rich Cimini
“Being an athlete and ultimate competitor, as a player, I welcome competition,” Bridgewater said.
The Jets quarterback competition will certainly be one of the more watched battles in the NFL this offseason. Josh McCown, as the one veteran with significant experience, will be the favorite. If Bridgewater can return to the form he had his second season in Minnesota, he’ll have a shot.
But fans will be clamoring for whichever quarterback the team drafts to be inserted sooner rather than later.
Of course, when it comes to Bridgewater, the health of his knee is going to be paramount. He was cleared to play last season. But the Vikings chose to ride the hot hand in Case Keenum instead. So, he should be ready to practice, but while talking to the press Wednesday (ESPN), he couldn’t commit to participating in the Jets offseason workouts.
“That’s not something I’m comfortable talking about right now. I’m pretty sure that will be a discussion I have with the training staff, and we’ll come up with a plan moving forward.”
He also wouldn’t comment on the health and condition of his knee.