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Teddy Bridgewater talks about West Coast offense

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ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 03: Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up prior to the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 3, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 03: Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up prior to the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 3, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
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As quarterback Teddy Bridgewater gets increased reps in training camp, his past with the Minnesota Vikings and their version of the West Coast offense is making it an easy transition with the New York Jets.

Luckily for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, the West Coast offense he used to be a part of back during his tenure with the Minnesota Vikings, is paying off on his new team. The New York Jets also run a version of the West Coast offense and so far this offseason, Bridgewater has performed and moved well during training camp.

The Jets have an open competition at quarterback, which, for now, is happening between just Bridgewater and Josh McCown. At this point in time, rookie quarterback Sam Darnold is holding out due to a contract dispute with the Jets. Due to this, Bridgewater is making the most out of more reps coming his way.

Ideally, Bridgewater is not only playing for a final roster spot on the Jets but proving to the football world that he’s on his way back to the spotlight. Before his horrific knee injury a few years ago, Bridgewater was a quarterback on the rise that was getting major momentum with the Vikings.

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That was then and this is now. Bridgewater, just a few days into Jets training camp, is looking good on the gridiron. He’s hitting receivers well, moving around fluidly, and looks like he’s well on his way towards rehabbing back into playing football again. Luckily for him, the Jets version of the West Coast offense is making things easier for him.

Courtesy of the Media Relations Department of the Jets, here is what Bridgewater said on how his past in the West Coast offense is helping him now with Gang Green:

It helped a lot. It made the transition smoother, and plus, J.B. (Bates) and Mick (Lombardi) do a great job teaching it to us. That’s one of the things you can’t take away—the teachers. A lot of people can coach, but those guys can coach and teach. They’re doing a great job with helping the room out. Josh (McCown) has some history with J.B., also, so he’s been a vocal leader in the room. Just helping out with the little things, even if I have a question or something, I can ask it to Josh, I can ask it to J.B. or Mick. They do a great job with just helping a guy like myself who’s coming from a different system.

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It’s great to see that the decision by general manager Mike Maccagnan to take a chance on Bridgewater is paying off. No one could have ever predicted that Darnold would be a training camp holdout over his rookie contract but it is what it is. For players like Bridgewater, he will undoubtedly make the most out of the opportunities coming his way.

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