Teddy Bridgewater Isn’t Guaranteed Roster Spot With Jets, Hackenberg & Petty Trade/Release Candidates


Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that QB Teddy Bridgewater isn’t guaranteed a roster spot this summer, despite the fact that they just signed him to a contract a month ago.

According to Garafolo, Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty are trade/release candidates for the Jets this offseason, considering that the team is expected to use the No. 3 overall pick on a quarterback this Thursday.

If/when the Jets draft another quarterback, they’ll have five quarterbacks on their roster, which is why a few of them could be on the outs once they begin to get their depth chart in order for this summer.

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’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $6,849,502 rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $1,354,023 for the 2017 season.

The Vikings declined to pick up Bridgewater’s fifth-year option that would have cost them $12,198,000 million for the 2018 season.¬†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 as the news is available.

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