Jets quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) throws the ball during training camp on July 28, 2018, at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey.

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Report: Jets Open To Trading Bridgewater

August 09, 2018 - 10:09 am
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By WFAN.com

Teddy Bridgewater has not even played a preseason snap for the Jets, but there's already talk that he's on the trading block.

The Jets are open to dealing the 25-year-old quarterback, ESPN's Rich Cimini reported.

New York signed Bridgewater to a one-year, $6 million contract in March. He's battling incumbent starter Josh McCown and first-round rookie Sam Darnold for the starting job.

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According to the ESPN report, there is not currently a market for Bridgewater, but that could change if another team loses its QB to injury.

Bridgewater was a first-round pick (32nd overall) by the Minnesota Vikings in 2014. In his first two seasons, he started 28 games, completing 64.9 percent of his passes for 6,150 yards with 28 touchdowns and 21 interceptions.

But just before the start of the 2016 season, the former Louisville star suffered a season-ending, noncontact injury when he dislocated his left knee and tore his ACL in practice. Bridgewater wasn't cleared to practice again until October 2017, but the surprising play of the Vikings' third-string quarterback, Case Keenum, left Bridgewater on the sidelines. He attempted just two passes last season.

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By most accounts, Bridgewater had an impressive spring at Florham Park, but multiple reports have said Darnold has a very good chance of being named the Week 1 starter.

The Jets open their preseason at home Friday night against the Atlanta Falcons.