Bridgewater was looking like a franchise player in Minnesota before suffering a disgusting knee injury in training camp two years ago. He posted a passer rating higher than 100 in eight games, the second most by a Jets quarterback in a single season.
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The Panthers placed a second-round tender on the 6-foot-6, 325-pound Norwell before last season, guaranteeing him $2.75 million. He has appeared in 55 games (54 starts) during his career.
It is still remarkable that he is still in the league and poised to become a starting quarterback again after a dislocated knee during training camp prior to the 2016 season nearly led to the amputation of his leg. The undrafted free agent out of Temple put up 941 yards and seven touchdowns.
There might not be a better marriage between rising team and player than Teddy Bridgewater and the New York Jets.
McCown is a free agent that could probably be brought back on a cheap deal. They went 5-8 with him in the lineup, failing to win a game after his injury.
The Jets pick No. 6 overall, and barring the unforeseen, at least one of those quarterbacks should be available when NY is on the clock.