The New York Jets took a flier on Teddy Bridgewater this offseason, as he looked to make a comeback from a devastating knee injury, and Bridgewater looked like his old self this preseason as he returned to form. The problem is, the third overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Sam Darnold also exceeded expectations and proved that despite being 21-years-old he was ready to start right now, while veteran Josh McCown was brought back to mentor Darnold. The deal paid off for both Bridgewater and the Jets, Bridgewater proved that he was healthy and could play again, he impressed so much that today the Jets were able to ship him to the New Orleans Saints for a third round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Bridgewater gets a fresh start in an excellent situation, the 25-year-old will be the primary backup and heir apparent to 39-year-old Drew Brees in New Orleans, and this deal seems to make sense for all parties involved.
UPDATE: The Jets are also sending a sixth round pick to the Saints as part of the trade.