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Teddy Bridgewater 2014 Season Outlook

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What do we think for the 2014 Season for Mr. Bridgewater?

Before the start of the season there was talk of how he was very clearly "the" qb and everyone should tank for him in a way that was reminiscent of the "Suck for Luck" campaign.

Currently he has cooled off and seems to be in a 3 way for the 1st spot with Johnny Manziel and Blaine Gabbert 2.0 Blake Bortles.

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He isn't the hot name at this moment, but I am very confident he solidifies at the #1 QB come March or so. He is easily the best QB in this draft and once he gets up the the chalk boards and scouts see him up close and in person, I don't think there will be any doubt about it and I am fairly sure the Texans will be taking him first overall.

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He isn't the hot name at this moment, but I am very confident he solidifies at the #1 QB come March or so. He is easily the best QB in this draft and once he gets up the the chalk boards and scouts see him up close and in person, I don't think there will be any doubt about it and I am fairly sure the Texans will be taking him first overall.

interesting coming from Texan with avi of Manziel in a Texan's uniform.

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As a guy that was born and raised in Louisville (and is a die-hard Louisville fan) I thin Teddy has almost everything to be a great QB in the NFL. The one thing he needs to do between now and training camp is bulk up. He has been labeled from 195 lbs to 210 lbs. I've seen him play in real life and I would guess he is somewhere in the 200 range. He needs to add more weight to be able tow withstand the hits he will receive. Beyond that, he is an incredible QB with great footwork, accuracy, and arm strength. He's a natural leader. I would love to see him drafted by Houston, Minnesota, or Cleveland. If Oakland drafts him it will be a very rough go for him. Same goes for if Jacksonville drafts him, but at least Jax has some solid WR's to throw to. I like him as a fantasy QB if he gets drafted by Hou, Min, or Cle as a flyer backup QB to see what happens. Just my opinion though :)

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He will prove to be far and away the best QB in this draft.

Agree with you. I like this kid all around. Hope he doesn't land in jax, Oakland or Cleveland

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Meh, I think he's overrated. I think, barring some sort of major surprise, he fits in the Dalton/Locker/Flacco tier. They're decent enough QBs that aren't going to take over and win games themselves, but at the same time they can win with a good team put around them. I think he's the safest rookie QB bet to produce next year, as I see his floor as pretty high. However, based on raw physical ability and competitive drive, I think at least one other QB in the draft class *cough* Manziel *cough* has the upside I'd rather seek for a backup QB flyer, especially from a fantasy perspective.

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interesting coming from Texan with avi of Manziel in a Texan's uniform.

Set this avatar some 6 months back before Texans had even locked up the first overall pick...just thought it was a cool photoshop. I like Manziel a ton but I just think Bridgewater is the better prospect.

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Anybody know how tall Teddy really is? When I first started researching him a little over a year ago he was listed at 6'3" Then earlier last season some commentators said he was probably closer to 6'2". Now I hear that he may measure closer to 6'1". Dude keeps shrinking. Some would say that his height doesn't matter, but there are not many QBs that make it in the NFL under 6'2"....Brees, Wilson, Vick....probably missing someone, but if he measures 6'1" he will have to tailor his game to be similar to Brees'. Easier said than done because Brees is a rare breed.

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^ in for answer on height.

@ mevins...........top qb and you don't want him going to a qb needy team with a high draft pick (except the texans?)

texans title window is actually a LOT more closed then people realize. Said it last preseason (although I never though they would be a 2 win team)

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I've seen him play multiple times and nothing really jumps out. He plays in a terrible conference, put Manziel in the AAC and he'd break multiple records. In games I've watched his deep ball lacks a bit as well. If I were the Texans, I would go with the high risk high reward type player like Manziel rather than a low ceiling high floor like Bridgewater. With the new breed of QBs that are mobile and their success, Manziels the right pick. Teddy will be a decent NFL QB but nothing too special IMO

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I've seen him play multiple times and nothing really jumps out. He plays in a terrible conference, put Manziel in the AAC and he'd break multiple records. In games I've watched his deep ball lacks a bit as well. If I were the Texans, I would go with the high risk high reward type player like Manziel rather than a low ceiling high floor like Bridgewater. With the new breed of QBs that are mobile and their success, Manziels the right pick. Teddy will be a decent NFL QB but nothing too special IMO

Everyone uses the competition argument but it's crap, unless we are talking D2 type schools, the conference a QB plays in has very little weight on how they will perform in the NFL.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=593yI3rUbPE

Also, you must factor in the other side of the coin. Although Manziel played against the best competition in college football, he also did it with the best players on the offensive side with him. Joeckel, Matthews, Mike Evans, Ogbuehi...all first round NFL talents. Bridgewater had what, Devonte Parker? A 3rd prospect and not much else.

Also Bridgewater is very mobile, he just didn't run past the line of scrimmage often in college because of the type of offense he played in...but if you watch his highlights you can see he has plenty of escapability and can use his legs to pick up yards when needed. Reminds a lot of Rodgers in that aspect and will probably run a ~4.65 40.

I like Manziel a lot, but Bridgewater is a much more polished product and more ready to contribute in the NFL. He doesn't have one single elite attribute like Manziel's athleticism or Bortles size, but he is very well rounded quarterback.

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I've seen him play multiple times and nothing really jumps out. He plays in a terrible conference, put Manziel in the AAC and he'd break multiple records. In games I've watched his deep ball lacks a bit as well. If I were the Texans, I would go with the high risk high reward type player like Manziel rather than a low ceiling high floor like Bridgewater. With the new breed of QBs that are mobile and their success, Manziels the right pick. Teddy will be a decent NFL QB but nothing too special IMO

Everyone uses the competition argument but it's crap, unless we are talking D2 type schools, the conference a QB plays in has very little weight on how they will perform in the NFL.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=593yI3rUbPE

Also, you must factor in the other side of the coin. Although Manziel played against the best competition in college football, he also did it with the best players on the offensive side with him. Joeckel, Matthews, Mike Evans, Ogbuehi...all first round NFL talents. Bridgewater had what, Devonte Parker? A 3rd prospect and not much else.

Also Bridgewater is very mobile, he just didn't run past the line of scrimmage often in college because of the type of offense he played in...but if you watch his highlights you can see he has plenty of escapability and can use his legs to pick up yards when needed. Reminds a lot of Rodgers in that aspect and will probably run a ~4.65 40.

I like Manziel a lot, but Bridgewater is a much more polished product and more ready to contribute in the NFL. He doesn't have one single elite attribute like Manziel's athleticism or Bortles size, but he is very well rounded quarterback.

Thank you. People act like who you played in college is the be all and end all. Guess they never heard of Romo, Flacco, Roethlisberger, Mcnair, Warner.

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He will prove to be far and away the best QB in this draft.

Agree with you. I like this kid all around. Hope he doesn't land in jax, Oakland or Cleveland

Yeah why put him on a team with Gordon and Cameron and plenty of draft picks.

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^ in for answer on height.

@ mevins...........top qb and you don't want him going to a qb needy team with a high draft pick (except the texans?)

texans title window is actually a LOT more closed then people realize. Said it last preseason (although I never though they would be a 2 win team)

I don't want him going to Oakland, Cleveland, or Jacksonville because no one ever succeeds there or will be able to in the immediate future. No one.

I want to see him have a good chance at success because I'm a football fan and liked him in college.

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Bridgewater is the next Vince Young

Other than the facts that he doesn't rely on his legs, he's an accurate passer, and he's not an idiot you're right. Brilliant comparison.

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^ in for answer on height.

@ mevins...........top qb and you don't want him going to a qb needy team with a high draft pick (except the texans?)

texans title window is actually a LOT more closed then people realize. Said it last preseason (although I never though they would be a 2 win team)

I don't want him going to Oakland, Cleveland, or Jacksonville because no one ever succeeds there or will be able to in the immediate future. No one.

I want to see him have a good chance at success because I'm a football fan and liked him in college.

You mean the same Jags team that finished 4-4 last year and is coached by Gus "Pete Carroll Jr." Bradley ?

You mean the Raiders who just got finally done fixing Al's mess last year with 1/3 dead cap and this year have the most Cap space of any team ever?

You mean the Browns with 2 1st rounders, 5 picks in the 1st 3 rounders. 5 pro-bowlers and main player based need Teddy could fix?

sure the browns are still a cleveland sports franchise meaning they are forever doomed (lebron says hi) but they can do better then 4 wins.

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One of the top things a rookie QB struggles with is the pass rush. Teddy’s skill in this area makes him the most likely to succeed from the ’14 class.

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I don't envision TB being fantasy relevant because that's not his game. He will never be Drew Brees, but he is a winner that plays mistake free football. I expect the Vikings as a whole to be a better team. But no real WR to blow open the fantasy doors. My sleeper play in that offense (no longer a sleeper) will be Kyle Rudolph and my value play will be Greg Jennings. As for TB, I have no room on my roster for him, but wish him the best.

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I expect the Vikings as a whole to be a better team. But no real WR to blow open the fantasy doors.

Cordarrelle Patterson?

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I expect the Vikings as a whole to be a better team. But no real WR to blow open the fantasy doors.

Cordarrelle Patterson?

I think Patterson will be a bust in terms of ADP. He'll be drafted as an every week WR2 but will more than likely be a WR3 with awesome boom potential. He's still raw and if Cassel is the starter, Jennings may be the one to own. However, if Teddy is able to get the starting gig I think he will benefit Patterson. He and Patterson have been spending quite a bit of time together since the draft.

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I expect the Vikings as a whole to be a better team. But no real WR to blow open the fantasy doors.

Cordarrelle Patterson?

I think Patterson will be a bust in terms of ADP. He'll be drafted as an every week WR2 but will more than likely be a WR3 with awesome boom potential. He's still raw and if Cassel is the starter, Jennings may be the one to own. However, if Teddy is able to get the starting gig I think he will benefit Patterson. He and Patterson have been spending quite a bit of time together since the draft.

Jennings wasn't even the one to own last year... How can we expect him to be the one to own this year?

ADP wise, sure, but you're talking about their effect on Bridgewater, which is real football, on the field. Not ADP, Value, cost, return etc.

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1. I love Patterson, but...I'm in an individual return yardage league and I know most of yall aren't (which is why I love Patt). CPatt's ADP right now is 51 ( beginning of 5th round in 12 team league) and I just don't see the value return for all of you on that unless you're in a similar league

2. I expect something like 750-850ish receiving yards from Patt (nothing to blow the doors off) but another year w/ carries from backfield and miscellaneous TDs. I expect him to put up 6th-7th round value in non individual return yard leagues, therefore poor value for fantasy if you're drafting him 1-2 full rounds earlier (what I meant by not blowing doors open).

3. I kind of expect TB to start most of the year and with that said, you generally see younger QBs really lean on veteran WRs (Cam - Steve Smith, RG3 - Santana Moss (he had no business being that close to Garcon), Luck - Wayne, etc.)

4. That's great info Munde, I was not aware, that changes things a little, but I still put more value in Jennings. I'm expecting something like 75/1050/6 from Jennings if TB gets the start game 3-4 and holds it through the year (13th round ADP putting up ~6-7th round value in PPR). BTW in PPR w/ no individual return yards Jennings was better than CPatt.

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I expect the Vikings as a whole to be a better team. But no real WR to blow open the fantasy doors.

Cordarrelle Patterson?

I think Patterson will be a bust in terms of ADP. He'll be drafted as an every week WR2 but will more than likely be a WR3 with awesome boom potential. He's still raw and if Cassel is the starter, Jennings may be the one to own. However, if Teddy is able to get the starting gig I think he will benefit Patterson. He and Patterson have been spending quite a bit of time together since the draft.

Jennings wasn't even the one to own last year... How can we expect him to be the one to own this year?

ADP wise, sure, but you're talking about their effect on Bridgewater, which is real football, on the field. Not ADP, Value, cost, return etc.

When Cassel was the starter last season (or threw 25+ times), Jennings had a 491/4 line in those seven games. Average that out to a 16 game season and you're looking at a 1,122/9 line. That's high end WR2 or low end WR1 production from week to week.

If Cassel is the starter, Jennings is a a great sleeper to own. I think Teddy helps Patterson more than Cassel does, while Cassel helps Jennings more than Teddy does.

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