QB Teddy Bridgewater is set to re-sign with the Saints, despite receiving a more lucrative offer from the Dolphins, according to NFL Network's Jane Slater. "I’m told Bridgewater values the locker room culture and prospect of one day becoming the Saints starting QB," Slater adds. With Drew Brees now 40, Bridgewater's shot shouldn't be too far away. He remains a nice stash in dynasty leagues.
Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater will start this weekend's finale against the Panthers, HC Sean Payton said Friday. So QB Drew Brees will get the day off. We'd expect the same for RBs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram and WR Michael Thomas. Dwayne Washington figures to serve as New Orleans' lead back vs. Carolina, with Tre'Quan Smith, Keith Kirkwood and Austin Carr handling most of the WR duties. It's unclear how much WR Ted Ginn will play after returning last week.
Saints QB Drew Brees said there's "no doubt" QB Teddy Bridgewater will play against the Panthers on Sunday. “It’s just a matter of how much." The last time the Saints had the #1 seed locked up heading into the finale, Brees didn't play a single snap. Don't expect to see much, if any, of him this weekend. Bridgewater is in play for DFS tournaments, although he probably won't get to throw to guys like Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Jets have agreed to trade QB Teddy Bridgewater to the Saints for an undisclosed draft pick. In New York (or New Jersey), that supports the anticipated move of naming Sam Darnold the Week 1 starter and leaves Josh McCown as the backup. On the other side, the level of the draft pick might tell us how interested we should be. If it's a late conditional pick, then maybe the Jets just couldn't find the market they hoped for Bridgewater. A pick closer to the middle of the draft, however, could point to the Saints eyeing Bridgewater as a potential successor for Drew Brees. We'll keep an eye on that. For 2018, of course, Bridgewater holds no fantasy relevance unless Brees goes down. Should that happen, though, Bridgewater would be a lot more interesting than he'd be as the 2nd or 3rd man in for the Jets. Bridgewater looks like a dynasty hold -- unless you can get a nice package from the Brees owner in your league.
Update: NFL Network's Mike Silver reports the Saints gave a 3rd-round pick. That seems to indicate they plan to try to keep Bridgewater beyond 2018 and/or believe they can recoup the pick via the league's compensatory calculations after Bridgewater signs elsewhere in free agency.
According to ESPN's Rich Cimini, Jets QB Sam Darnold saw the majority of QB reps in Sunday's practice for the 1st time since joining the team for training camp. That change came in a joint practice with Washington, and Cimini called it "an indication he might start Thursday night" in the 2nd exhibition game. HC Todd Bowles said he hadn't made a final at QB for the game yet, but Cimini reports that the Jets have planned all along to let Darnold start at least once in the preseason. This change in practice reps also follows a debut performance that earned Darnold a fair amount of praise. We'll see what it means for his quest to start the regular-season opener.
Jets QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) appears to be a full-go at OTAs, according to insider Manish Mehta. "Rolling out in 11-on-11 team drills. Looks really good," Mehta tweeted. It's not a major surprise considering Bridgewater was cleared to practice with the Vikings last October. The final step in his return from August 2016 knee injury is returning to game action. Unfortunately, he probably won't get that chance in New York with Josh McCown and Sam Darnold ahead of him on the depth chart. Bridgewater will hit free agency again next offseason.
The Jets selected USC QB Sam Darnold with the 3rd pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. Turning 21 in June, Darnold is the youngest QB ever drafted. After redshirting in 2015 and serving as backup for the first 3 games of 2016, Darnold completed a sterling 67.4% of his passes with 29 TDs vs. 8 INTs over the final 10 contests. His numbers took a step back this past year, due in part to the loss of WR JuJu Smith-Schuster and a lingering ankle injury. But a 63.1% completion rate, 8.6 yards per attempt, 26 TDs and 13 INTs ain’t shabby. (Just ask Josh Allen.) Ball-security is the biggest knock against Darnold. On top of his 22 INTs over the past 2 years, he also lost 14 fumbles. Darnold has plenty of arm talent, though. And, while he won’t do a ton of damage on the ground, he’s mobile enough. In New York, he joins a QB room with Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater. Consider Darnold the favorite to be under center come Week 1.
Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) will be activated from the PUP list and is expected to practice on Wednesday, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. The team has another 3 weeks to decide whether to place Bridgewater on the active roster. It's looking more and more likely that we'll see him on the field this season.
Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) has been cleared to practice, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Minnesota will need to remove him from the PUP list if he's going to join the team on the practice field this week. Bridgewater figures to need at least a few weeks before he's ready for game action. Week 10 -- after the Vikings' bye -- is probably the earliest we'd see him.
There's "belief" that Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) will play this season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Bridgewater has been throwing and doing football activities in rehab and is scheduled for a checkup on Monday. If that goes well, he could return to practice this coming week. He's eligible to play as early as next weekend, although we'd bet against that happening. But with QB Sam Bradford continuing to struggle with his own knee issues, it's possible that Bridgewater beats him back to the field. He's worth adding in deeper 2-QB leagues.
Pro Football Talk hears that Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) will be "ready to go" when he's eligible to be activated from the PUP list in Week 7. His availability has taken on increased importance with QB Sam Bradford struggling with his knee issue. PFT adds that Minnesota will "proceed with caution" with Bridgewater, who's returning from a nasty torn ACL and dislocated knee. Whether he plays this season will depend on Bradford's recovery and how well QB Case Keenum fares. The situation is worth monitoring, but we wouldn't add Bridgewater to redraft rosters yet.
Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater is on the field and throwing passes during OTAs this week. Here's video proof. He's sporting a large brace on the left knee that he shredded in practice last August. The team hasn't provided any sort of timeline on Bridgewater's return to game action, but he's clearly making progress. It'd be a success if he's cleared to back up QB Sam Bradford at some point this year. Bridgewater is set to hit free agency next offseason.
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