New Jets QB Teddy Bridgewater said during a conference call on Wednesday that he's not sure if he'll be participating in offseason practices.
"That's not something I'm comfortable talking about right now," Bridgewater said. "I'm pretty sure that will be a discussion I have with the training staff and we'll come up with a plan moving forward."
Bridgewater also sidestepped a question about whether he would be comfortable backing up Josh McCown, instead focusing on his eagerness to embrace competition.
The 25-year-old Bridgewater, who returned late last season from a devastating knee injury, recently signed a one-year, $6 million deal that has $9 million in incentives tied to it.
"I'm excited about the direction we're headed in," Bridgewater recently 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 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. 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.