Posted December 17, 2013

Teddy Bridgewater ‘undecided’ on entering NFL Draft

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Teddy Bridgewater's decision won't come until a few days after Louisville's bowl game later this month. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Teddy Bridgewater’s decision won’t come until a few days after Louisville’s bowl game later this month. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said Monday that he’s still “undecided” on whether to return to school for his senior season or enter the 2014 NFL Draft.

“I’ve been hearing all these stories that I’ve made a decision — I haven’t made a decision,” Bridgewater said Monday, according to ESPN.com’s Brett McMurphy. “I will talk to my mom and the coaches before making my decision. I’m not leaning either way.”

Bridgewater is rated as the top potential quarterback in next year’s NFL Draft by numerous publications, and he’s typically in the top-five or top 10 selections in mock drafts. SI.com’s Chris Burke currently projects that Bridgewater would go No. 1 to the Houston Texans, who are in desperate need of a franchise quarterback.

BURKE: Bridgewater the top pick in latest NFL Mock Draft

Bridgewater said, though, that the team that ends up getting the No. 1 pick wouldn’t necessarily factor in his decision. He also said that he would think about returning primarily because he would be “playing in a new conference against better talent and being able to play another year with guys I’ve had great relationships with at Louisville.”

According to McMurphy, Bridgewater’s decision won’t come until a few days after Louisville takes on Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 28.


21 comments
Anthony41
Anthony41

For everyone who is comparing teddy to rg3 or vick u have never seen teddy play. Number 1 he isnt the athlete those guys are. 2 he runs a PRO style offensr similar to standford or alabama. He already makes checks and calls at the line, thats why scouts like him so much. If i wefe to compare him with anyone it be matt ryan. But unfortunately we live in a world of racism and stereotypes, and thats how the media and the general public will try to label him. So to , say he is overrated like rg3 is wrong because they play two totally different offensive systems. Oh and rh3 isnt overrated he is going thru what all spread qbs go thru in the league, a 3-4 yr learning curve thats about how long ts gonna manziel, boyd or any of those other spread qbs. Look at weeden in cleve. spread qb needed a learning curve, cam getting his learning curve, geno is getting

JayHarris
JayHarris

FYI.  Bridgewater will earn his BA in Sports Administration on Thursday Dec 19th

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

C'mon ted, come out, you will suck next year too so may as well get some money. Worse than rg3 being over rated

Chuckster
Chuckster

Well, I firmly believe in getting the education and having that degree, but the $$$ are there now and he will probably go in the Top 4 picks.  No guarantees next season.    Take it and run Teddy!   Get the degree once you are in the NFL.

PigglyWinks
PigglyWinks

He gets hurt in a game next year if still in college and there goes the 1st round.


If he was #1, Texas isn't a bad spot to go to. Now if it was Jacksonville or some other team.. well...

PatrickBatemanVP
PatrickBatemanVP

Come out and get drafted by the Redskins Teddy!!! Oh wait, they don't have their 1st round pick this year. HAHA

bhayes420
bhayes420

He's gone!  And who can blame him.  Strike while the iron is hot.

BrentWolgamott
BrentWolgamott

"Bridgewater said, though, that the team that ends up getting the No. 1 pick wouldn’t necessarily factor in his decision."  Yeah.  Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigggggggggghhhhhhhhhhttttt.  ;-)

oldguy68
oldguy68

Sounds like a good person. Best wishes, whatever his decision

j7apple
j7apple

Bridgewater may want to rethink his indecision, his stock will only go down, no room to move up when your on top.

101philosopha101
101philosopha101

The Texans are a good fit for Bridgewater even though they are imploding. 

Anthony41
Anthony41

Playing qb isnt just a walk in the park even luck is struggling in his second yr a little, bit his and wilsons learning curves are less magnified bc they came from pro style offenses,

trolljaboy
trolljaboy

@Steve Phillips 

yea be dumb and risk all those money on the table.  You can always go back and finish your school later.  

slickwilly
slickwilly

@PigglyWinksThe Texans would be the ideal landing spot. They'd have the option to either sit him for a couple of years behind Schaub or Keenum, or start him immediately and potentially make the playoffs in his rookie season with that defense and running game.

trolljaboy
trolljaboy

@oldguy68 

Thats what they said about Vince Young, Mike Vick, RG3, etc, etc, etc

trolljaboy
trolljaboy

@j7apple 

If he choose to stay in school then he didn't learn anything in school 

kyyled55
kyyled55

@slickwilly@PigglyWinksthe days of #1 picks sitting for a year or two are over, even with the rookie salary cap.


Keenum and Schaub are not NFL starter quality anyway.