Teddy Bridgewater
Teddy Bridgewater
26-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
New Orleans Saints
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Concerns about Bridgewater's left knee are largely overblown at this stage, as it was surgically repaired back in 2016 and he was subsequently able to get into game action for the Vikings last season. He came to the Jets on a one-year, prove-it deal this past offseason, but earning playing time will be a challenge with veteran Josh McCown and third overall pick Sam Darnold on hand at the quarterback position. While McCown's 2017 success suggests New York's offense has the pieces to support a fantasy-relevant quarterback, winning the starting job won't be easy for Bridgewater. If he does end up atop the depth chart and is able to stay there, the former Vikings signal-caller should eclipse his 2015 career highs of 3,231 yards and 14 touchdowns. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Jets in March of 2018. Traded to the Saints in August of 2018.
Throws first touchdown since 2015
QBNew Orleans Saints
December 30, 2018
Bridgewater connected on 14 of 22 passes for 118 yards, a touchdown and an interception during Sunday's 33-14 loss to the Panthers. He added 12 yards on four carries.
ANALYSIS
Bridgewater hadn't completed a pass and had attempted just three in regular-season action since 2015, so some rust was expected. Still, it was a feel-good story to see him loft a nine-yard touchdown to Tre'Quan Smith early in the fourth quarter, with the game already well out of reach. The feel-goodery probably ends there. If all goes to plan for New Orleans, Sunday will have featured Bridgewater's last meaningful snaps of the season.
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How do Teddy Bridgewater's 2018 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
17.4%
 
Avg Target Depth
6.2 Yds
 
Sack Rate
8.0%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
3.9 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
0.0%
 
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How does the Rams pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Sunday, Jan 20th at 3:05PM
Overall QB Rating Against
86.4
 
Cornerbacks
96.3
 
Safeties
76.5
 
Linebackers
76.9
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Teddy Bridgewater's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The 40-Yard Dash metric is from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
215 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.79 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.20 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.17 sec
 
Vertical Jump
30.0 in
 
Broad Jump
113 in
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
33.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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A severe, non-contact knee injury during a late-August practice ended Bridgewater's third-year campaign before it even started after a torn left ACL was revealed. Initially thought to be career-threatening, the 2014 first-rounder underwent surgery to repair the discouraging damage, while the Vikings were forced to trade their 2017 first-round pick for Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford in order to deploy a competent leader at the helm. Unfortunately for Bridgewater, the Vikings elected not to exercise his fifth-year option this offseason due to obvious health concerns, especially after Bradford set a new NFL record by by completing 71.6 percent of his passes in 2016. With Bridgewater's potential availability for the upcoming season still up in the air, Bradford heads into camp as the expected starter for a second straight year, with newcomer Case Keenum and Taylor Heinicke providing quality depth.
The second verse was nearly the same as the first for Bridgewater, as his sophomore season in the NFL once again produced disappointing passing numbers. His smallish frame and lack of plus arm strength prevent him from challenging defenses down the field, and his 51.4 QB rating on passes longer than 15 yards was only better than Brock Osweiler's. What Bridgewater does have is the footwork and mechanics to deliver a quick, accurate throw on shorter routes. He also does a good job of reading defenses and limiting mistakes, and while he's not a big scrambler he can extend plays with his feet. He also has an improving supporting cast. Stefon Diggs emerged last yearns a solid deep threat, and the Vikings then used a first-round pick on Laquon Treadwell to give Bridgewater a big, physical receiving option - a move that can only help to improve his red zone numbers after his 55 passes in the area ranked last among QBs who played in all 16 games last season. As long as Adrian Peterson is the focal point of the Vikings' offense, though, Bridgewater will have to be content serving as the caretaker rather than the primary weapon.
The 32nd pick in last year's draft, Bridgewater became the starter earlier than expected when Matt Cassel suffered a season-ending broken foot in Week 3. He put together a promising rookie campaign despite struggling early. In his first six starts, Bridgewater, who missed Week 5 with a sprained ankle, posted 6.48 YPA and a 4:6 TD:INT ratio with no more than one touchdown in any game. But in his final six games, he had 10 touchdowns to just six interceptions, completing 68.9 percent of his passes for 8.13 YPA. One of the big knocks on Bridgewater out of college was his downfield accuracy, primarily due to a low release point and poor footwork. However, he showed significant improvement throughout the season, largely because of proper weight transfer to the front foot. Not only should improved mechanics help his deep ball this season, but Bridgewater now has an excellent downfield threat to target after the Vikings traded for Mike Wallace in March. Pairing Wallace with Charles Johnson, whom offensive coordinator Norv Turner called the team's best receiver last year, and the explosive Cordarrelle Patterson (provided he learns the playbook) gives the Vikings a more than competent receiving corps. Bridgewater also has reliable check-down options in the athletic Jerick McKinnon and 6-6 tight end Kyle Rudolph. And with Adrian Peterson returning, Bridgewater should have a lot less pressure on his shoulders to carry the team.
It wasn't long ago that Bridgewater appeared to be a top-five lock, but a poor pro day showing and concerns over his size (6-foot-2, 210 pounds) pushed him all the way to the 32nd pick, where Minnesota traded up to grab him. He's in line to open the season as Matt Cassel's backup, but Bridgewater's advanced development with progressions, blitz adjustment, mechanics and pocket presence mean that the below-average Cassel shouldn't be able to hold him off for long. In a Norv Turner offense with a strong running game, Bridgewater could throw with surprising efficiency if he sees the field. He threw 72 touchdowns compared to 24 interceptions in three seasons at Louisville.
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Named as Week 17 starter
QBNew Orleans Saints
December 28, 2018
Bridgewater will start Sunday's game against the Panthers, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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May see work Week 17
QBNew Orleans Saints
December 26, 2018
Bridgewater will likely see action on offense Sunday against the Panthers, as coach Sean Payton is expected to rest a number of key regulars with the Saints having clinched the NFC's top seed, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
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Confirmed as top backup
QBNew Orleans Saints
September 20, 2018
Saints head coach Sean Payton said Thursday that Bridgewater is locked in as the team's top backup quarterback and would be first in line to start if Drew Brees were unavailable at any point this season, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Traded to New Orleans
QBNew York Jets
August 29, 2018
The Jets agreed Wednesday to trade Bridgewater and a future sixth-round draft pick to the Saints in exchange for a future third-round pick, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Behind in QB competition but not out
QBNew York Jets
August 26, 2018
The quarterback competition between Bridgewater and rookie Sam Darnold may still be ongoing, as SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano reports that coach Todd Bowles won't name a starting quarterback until at least "sometime next week".
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