The Jets' newest QB Teddy Bridgewater can't wait to be a part of what his new team is building.
The 25-year-old made his move to the Jets official on Sunday when he signed a one-year, $6 million deal that has $9 million in incentives tied to it. He becomes another young asset for the Jets, and he couldn't be any happier to try and revitalize his career in this environment.
"I'm excited about the direction we're headed in," Bridgewater told Jets.com's Ethan Greenberg. "I'm excited to be a part of something that can be very special and I just look forward to getting to work with the guys and a great year."
Bridgewater is looking to make the best of his "prove-it" deal after showing promise after being a first-round pick by the Vikings back in 2014. He was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team after posting 2,919 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions in 13 games his rookie year. Bridgewater followed that year up with an even better season with 3,231 yards, 14 touchdowns, and just nine interceptions while starting in all 16 games. He also rushed for three touchdowns in 2015 as well.
However, in 2016, Bridgewater suffered a dislocated knee and torn ACL during training camp, and things looked bleek. But he fought hard to get healthy enough to take snaps in 2017, and he took a few in the Vikings' Week 15 win over the Bengals.
Now, Bridgewater is looking to prove he is fully healthy as well as impress his new teammates and coaches, who he says is extremely talented.
"It's a young team, an ambitious team," Bridgewater said. "The coaching staff has positive energy, great energy and I think that with the combination of the talent that's on the team, that's something special to be a part of."