It has been a busy busy day for the New York Jets. This time, they are signing former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a one-year deal. Adam Schefter reported the news of the deal on Twitter.
Former Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater plans to sign a one-year contract with the New York Jets when the new league year officially begins Wednesday, per @mortreport.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2018
No one knew exactly what was going to happen this offseason with all three of the Vikings quarterbacks. With Bridgewater’s new deal, all three quarterbacks will have signed a new deal for other teams. Sam Bradford signed with the Arizona Cardinals and Case Keenum signed with the Denver Broncos.
However, this seemed to have worked out for the Vikings. They were able to sign Kirk Cousins to a three-year deal. Combining Cousins with the major weapons on offense and a great defense should mean future success for the Vikings.
Singing Bridgewater to a one year deal means that the Jets are not fully confident that he can be their franchise quarterback. Bridgewater has missed two years with an ACL injury and really has not played since recovering. He was playing fantastically before then, but two years is a long time for someone to not play.
The Jets as a franchise seems to be in a mess. They made some big splashes in free agency today, signing running back Isaiah Crowell and cornerback Trumaine Johnson to new deals. These are by no means franchise changing signings. If anything, they are signings to try and get them forward and put themselves in a position to acquire more assets in the future. It will be another rebuilding year for the Jets in 2018.