The New York Jets are in an interesting position right now. In the draft, the team grabbed their QB of the future in Sam Darnold. While in free agency, the time signed former Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater and re-signed last year’s starter, Josh McCown.
Both Bridgewater and Darnold have played well in the preseason, but with Darnold starting the third preseason game against the Giants on Friday night, it seems that Darnold could be the guy on opening day.
But, if it were up to Hall of Fame RB LaDainian Tomlinson, Bridgewater would be the starter for the Jets in Week 1.
“For me, I think Teddy Bridgewater has played the best,” Tomlinson told TMZ Sports. “Sam Darnold is obviously the future, but do you need to put him in right now? If it was me, I would put Teddy Bridgewater in, and then bring Sam along slowly.”
Based on the way he has played to this point, I believe Bridgewater does give the Jets the best chance to win, but if the Jets feel Darnold is ready, they probably should put him out there and try to trade Bridgewater, which perhaps is the likeliest scenario. No matter what happens, it nice to see Bridgewater back on the field after that terrible knee injury back in 2016.