Why Teddy Bridgewater is rolling the dice with the Jets

Teddy Bridgewater is taking much more of a gamble on himself than the Jets are taking on him. The 25-year old quarterback, with plenty to prove, is fine with that.

So, Bridgewater must deal with McCown and the young quarterback stud the Jets take in the draft.

There was never any doubt in my mind that I would ever get to that point again, Bridgewater said. When I first stepped out on that field, for the first time last year, it was a great feeling to just know that everything, all the hard work I put in, all the time and dedication that everyone who was involved in me overcoming what I overcame put in, it was just a great feeling, it was very rewarding to not only myself but to everyone who was involved in everything I went through.

About coming to the Jets, Bridgewater said, I’m very confident in myself, confident in the athletic training staff and the coaching staff here that they can get me back to the player that I once was.

There is plenty for Bridgewater to overcome as he tries to convince the Jets, or another team, he is eventually worthy of a long-term commitment.

The crazy part about that is it isn’t about proving to the people that counted you out or doubted you, he said. It’s about proving to the people who believed in you, showing them that hey, your prayers, your belief, it all paid off.

My confidence level is going to say I’m the best player, Chubb said Saturday. I feel like I put it on tape in four years. Just putting on tape good film, and I feel like I’m the best player. I’m not going to say one player is better than me. Saquon Barkley put up ridiculous numbers in the past couple of days. Josh Allen, Josh Rosen, just all the quarterbacks you’re hearing about. A lot of great players. I just feel like I’m up there at the top.

Chubb doesn’t care who drafts him, but he has seen the Colts as the early favorite to draft him. Chubb already has met with the Colts informally and has his formal interview with them tonight.

He knows new defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus is switching the Colts back to the 4-3, and Chubb has studied tape of Dwight Freeney.

A lot of people have been saying I’m going to the Colts, but you never know, Chubb said. If that happens, I’ll be happy, of course, to be drafted to such a great city. So I’m just looking forward to it.

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