Jets QB Teddy Bridgewater has performed well in his first two preseason games, which is why other teams have interest in trading for the 25-year-old.
According to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, a team source confirmed what GM Mike Maccagnan has indicated all along -- that the Jets are willing to listen to any offers for Bridgewater. But the source stressed that "nothing is imminent."
"There's nothing to stop us from keeping three and there's nothing to stop us from keeping two," Maccagnan said Monday during an appearance on WFAN. "We feel, actually, very good about that quarterback room. So I think if anything it's a room that, hey, we feel very fortunate to have three quarterbacks we really like quite a bit. But again, we can very easily keep three quarterbacks and if something were to arise, we can go with two if that's the case."
Vacchiano noted that the Jets likely wouldn't get serious about dealing Bridgewater until after the preseason is over, when it's possible that due to injuries or poor play that some teams might be a little more desperate about their quarterback situation. The source would not confirm if any teams had already called, but said the Jets speak to teams about trade possibilities all the time and "it would make sense" that Bridgewater's name has come up, since everyone knows the Jets have a quarterback glut.
"For me this is all about opportunity," Bridgewater recently said. "I'm blessed with the opportunity to continue to do what I love to do. That's what's most important to me right now, just waking up every day knowing that I have the opportunity to play football. I get to come to work and challenge these guys to be the best men that they can be and the best football players that they can be. What more could you ask for?"
Over his two preseason games, Bridgewater is 17-for-23 for 212 yards and two touchdowns. And more importantly, he is showing the Jets and the rest of the NFL that his comeback from his awful knee injury a season and a half ago looks to have come to fruition.