Even after signing Teddy Bridgewater to an inventive-laden contract earlier this offseason, there were some worries around the New York Jets’ camp that the quarterback wouldn’t be involved in offseason activities.
That’s not the case.
As the Jets continued their offseason program with organized team activities on Tuesday, Bridgewater himself was a near full participant.
At #Jets OTA, McCown taking 1st reps, Bridgewater moving well 2nd, then Darnold. Few reps for Hackenberg.
— Kim Jones (@KimJonesSports) May 22, 2018
Having played just a handful of snaps since suffering a terrible knee injury with the Minnesota Vikings back in August of 2016, Bridgewater also looks injury free out on the field.
Jets QB Teddy Bridgewater really is moving around well with his left knee in a sleeve. It's almost like this guy once started for a playoff team or something… pic.twitter.com/UQWR2XiHcm
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) May 22, 2018
While we shouldn’t read too much into it, Bridgewater was the second quarterback to take part in position specific drills. Assumed starter Josh McCown took “first-team” reps. Meanwhile, rookie top-five pick Sam Darnold was the third quarterbak on the field.
We’ve seen speculation recently that Bridgewater is not guaranteed a roster spot with the Jets. If Tuesday is any indication, (it probably isn’t) the Jets think he’s more than capable of at least being No. 2 on the depth chart.