Jaguars Turned Down Jets Offer Of Teddy Bridgewater Straight Up For Dante Fowler

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Jets offered QB Teddy Bridgewater to the Jaguars straight up for DE Dante Fowler Jr during the preseason.

However, the Jaguars reportedly were quick to rebuff the Jets on this offer.

Last week, the Jaguars traded Fowler to the Rams for third- and fifth-round picks.

According to La Canfora, it was clear around the NFL that Fowler had fallen out in Jacksonville and not a part of their long-term plans after they declined to pick up his fifth-year option this offseason.

Beyond that, Fowler was suspended by the Jaguars for a week after fighting with a teammate.

Sources tell La Canfora that the Jets reached out to the Jaguars in August, shortly after they suspended Fowler. After the Jets offered them Bridgewater for Fowler, La Canfora says that talks fizzled and New York moved on to other trade partners for the quarterback before agreeing to the deal with the Saints.

Bridgewater, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Vikings back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $6,849,502 rookie contract after Minnesota declined to pick up his fifth-year option.

This offseason, Bridgewater signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Jets that includes just $500,000 guaranteed. The Jets later traded him to the Saints during the preseason.

In 2018, Bridgewater has appeared in three games for the Saints but has yet to attempt a pass.

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