Aug 10, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) reacts during the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
The New York Jets are in the possession of more than one starting-caliber quarterback for the first time in a long time. Having said that, the Jets’ quarterback competition remains cloudy after two preseason games. But this much is clear, Jets quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is back to playing high-level football again. He is fresh off a two-year hiatus — the result of a brutal ACL tear — and has quickly become the center of trade talks after two impressive performances this preseason.
Through two weeks of the preseason (yes, a small sample), Bridgewater looks like he’s well on his way to being the player he once was – a starting-caliber quarterback. He’s been impressive under pressure, staying calm and collected in the pocket, which aren’t exactly traits you would expect to see from a player coming off a traumatic knee injury.
While you might say it is ‘only’ preseason, pressure is pressure. Over the last two contests, Bridgewater has connected on 8-of-9 throws when under pressure, including a touchdown and his lone incompletion was a…