However, Mehta says that there’s no real trade market for Bridgewater right now and there are too many variables to definitely say what will happen with him in the coming weeks.
The Jets will do their best to showcase Bridgewater during the preseason games starting with Friday’s matchup against the Falcons.
Recent reports have said that first-round pick Sam Darnold will get a real shot at winning the starting job and New York has veteran Josh McCown as a fallback option in case the rookie isn’t ready to start out of the gate.
Bridgewater worked his way back from a major knee injury last year, but there’s still some question about him his knee moving forward.
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.
Bridgewater signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Jets this offseason that includes just $500,000 guaranteed, so it wouldn’t be difficult for New York to move on in the coming months.
In 2017, Bridgewater appeared in one game for the Vikings and was 0-2 passing and threw an interception.
We’ll have more regarding the Jets and Bridgewater as the news is available.