When the Vikings decided to move on from Teddy Bridgewater it made some people wonder if his knee was actually ready. Head coach Mike Zimmer always praised Bridgewater and it seemed like he really wanted him to still be the quarterback of the future.
Now he is with the Jets, and according to their GM Mike Maccagnan Bridewater’s knee is healthy and was throwing during OTA’s.
Jets GM Mike Maccagnan said on @WFAN660 that QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is healthy and was throwing today for the start of phase 2 of the offseason program. #Jets
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) May 1, 2018
It was just a few years ago that Bridgewater was becoming the face of the Minnesota Vikings franchise and it looked like he and the team were headed toward great things.
But then came the non-contact injury knee injury right before the season started that made him almost lose his leg, and made some wonder if he would ever make it back to the NFL again.
He did end up appearing in a game last year with the Vikings so that isn’t the question anymore. The question has now turned to if he will ever be a starting quarterback again, or if he will even make the New York Jets roster.
Still, Bridgewater has a lot to prove if he wants to make the Jets opening night roster. They drafted Sam Darnold and Josh McCown is considered the front-runner to be the starting quarterback. Given those two sitting in front of him, he is really going to have to impress the Jets management and hope that they will decide he’s worth keeping around.
Even if he doesn’t make the team though, it’s really good to hear that he is fully healthy and ready to compete.