Teddy Bridgewater traded from the Jets to the Saints

Tyler Owen
August 31, 2018

The New York Jets have traded quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to New Orleans for a 2019 third-round pick, New York announced Wednesday. He played in one game last season and signed with the Jets in March. He was in a three-way race with veteran Josh McCown and rookie Sam Darnold for the starting quarterback spot, but now likely will be the backup behind New Orleans' Drew Brees. While Bridgewater was healthy enough to be on the Vikings roster past year, the consistent play of Case Keenum kept the former first round pick on the sidelines.

"In his time with us, Teddy was the consummate professional, a great teammate and a tremendous leader", general manager Mike Maccagnan said in a statement on the team's website.

The preseason finale is upon the New York Jets as they end it on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles in Lincoln Financial Field. "We look forward to working with him and watching him continue to develop as a player".

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The Saints appear to have chose to upgrade at backup quarterback behind Drew Brees this year. He attempted just two passes last season. He then got up, waved goodbye to the players and then the bus drove off without him.

Savage was solid but unspectacular throughout the preseason. However, many expect that this may be Bridgewater's chance to back up Brees as a potential heir apparent if Brees retires in 2019, as the Saints having no first round pick in 2019.

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