As the New York Jets continue training camp, Teddy Bridgewater talks about how things are going with the open quarterback competition.
At the time of this writing, the open quarterback competition of the New York Jets is between just two players. Rookie quarterback Sam Darnold has yet to sign his contract with the Jets due to an ongoing dispute about certain aspects of it.
For now, it’s been a back-and-forth battle between quarterbacks Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater. Two veteran quarterbacks that in the past have had decent success. McCown is coming off his best year yet in the pros as Bridgewater is doing his best to bounce back from a horrific knee injury he suffered a few years ago when he was a player on the rise.
The Jets are hoping that their quarterback situation ends up being a good one despite the current issues involving Darnold and his contract. At least for now, Bridgewater is making the most out of the opportunity with more reps coming his way.
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Courtesy of the Media Relations Department of the Jets, here’s what Bridgewater said about the Jets quarterback competition so far:
Competition makes the team better, and it makes you better as a player. Right now, we’re not focusing on competition. We’re just focusing on our completions, and executing plays, getting in and out of the huddle, establishing tempo, establishing rhythm. The rest will take care of itself. You have to continue to take one day at a time, one play at a time, one rep at a time, and go from there.
One of the biggest reasons general manager Mike Maccagnan decided to take a chance on Bridgewater via free agency is due to how professional he is on and off the field. Bridgewater exemplifies everything a team wants in a potential starting quarterback and then some.
Combine that with his past success of taking the Minnesota Vikings to the NFL Playoffs and he has the makings of potentially bouncing back nicely from his injury. So far in training camp, Bridgewater has been performing well and looking like he’s well on his way towards making a return to the gridiron.
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Could Bridgewater be the next starting quarterback of the Jets? Anything can happen but for right now, he’s doing well in the quarterback competition and doing his part to get ready for what awaits throughout training camp.