The New York Jets are trading veteran quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to the New Orleans Saints after appearing in only three preseason games.
The New York Jets have been trying to move Teddy Bridgewater for the last couple of weeks in hopes of getting some draft compensation.
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.