The New York Jets are trading veteran quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to the New Orleans Saints after appearing in only three preseason games.
They finally found a partner to tango in the New Orleans Saints, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Gave up a 3. Love the move by the Saints. https://t.co/wO1tPiL9zl
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) August 29, 2018
Here are more details from the trade: the New York Jets trade Teddy Bridgewater and a sixth-round draft choice to the New Orleans Saints for a third-round pick, per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
The New Orleans Saints have long been searching for a successor to Drew Brees, 39, and signed a two-year contract extension this offseason. The quarterbacks they currently have on the roster include Tom Savage, J.T. Barrett and Taysom Hill.
With the Saints adding the talented 25-year-old passer out of Louisville, they now have a future franchise quarterback they can slowly but surely develop behind Brees. Although it should be noted, Bridgewater is signed to a one-year deal worth a maximum of $6 million.
The Jets save $5 million and a precious roster spot with this trade to the Saints.
This news all but confirms that Sam Darnold will be the Week 1 starting quarterback for the Jets on the road against the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football.
Darnold becomes the youngest quarterback since 1970 to start a season (21 years and 97 days old). For better or for worse, this is now official Sam Darnold’s Jets.