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Teddy Bridgewater’s stock is on the rise

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.
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.
While you might say it is ‘only’ preseason, pressure is pressure.
When throwing in 2.5 seconds or less, Bridgewater has posted a passer rating of 131.3, which ranks second among quarterbacks with 10 or more dropbacks this preseason.
While it’s still early, there is no denying Bridgewater’s value is on the rise.
He has posted an 86.5 passing grade through two preseason contests, fourth-highest among qualifying quarterbacks.
He has gone from an afterthought to the talk of the NFL, as he suddenly looks like a quarterback with the potential to help a team win some games.

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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…

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