As the New York Jets prepare for preseason action, the New York Daily News has confirmed via sources that the team will be open to trading quarterback Teddy Bridgewater but only for the right price.
The New York Jets are ready to begin their preseason slate of games as they begin with the Atlanta Falcons at home in MetLife Stadium. All eyes will be on the quarterback situation as it’s expected that both Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Darnold will get a lot of reps in preseason action.
For the Jets, they’re hoping that Darnold progresses sooner rather than later to help bring clarity to the most important position on the team. Veteran quarterback Josh McCown is the man to beat but if Darnold lights it up this preseason, it could make Bridgewater expendable to help bolster other areas of the team.
Showcasing Bridgewater from here on out, especially if he does exceptionally well this preseason, will undoubtedly entice general managers across the NFL. It’s all about planting seeds now in case a starting quarterback, unfortunately, goes down to injury or doesn’t live up to expectations.
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In an article written by Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, he confirmed via sources that the Jets will heavily weigh the benefits of either keeping Bridgewater around or potentially trading him to continue building a brighter future.
Ideally, the Jets would likely get either a mid to late round draft pick for Bridgewater or even a player that could potentially start immediately depending on how things fall into place. This is only if Darnold looks like he is more than ready to be a starting quarterback as early as Week 1 of the regular season.
If Darnold doesn’t progress fast enough, there is also a possibility that Bridgewater could indeed end up being the Jets starting quarterback when they start the regular season. Either way, the Jets have a very good quarterback situation which should give them more options to work with than in the past.
Bridgewater has been feeling good leading up to his preseason debut for the Jets and if that can translate to results on the field with Darnold also showing he’s ready to deliver, his tenure with the Jets will be a lot shorter than anticipated. Regardless what transpires over these next few weeks of preseason football, it’s great to see Bridgewater’s story continue to be defined as he makes his big return to the gridiron ready to prove he can be a starting quarterback again.