While most NFL fans were watching the Bears-Giants game on Thursday Night Football last night, the Jacksonville Jaguars were busy evaluating their up-coming opponent in the Denver Broncos as well as what could quite probably turn out to be their new quarterback in 2014.
Louisville, the eighth ranked team in the country, played a Thursday night game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, and on display was Teddy Bridgewater, who is pretty much the consensus top QB in the country at this point.
Bridgewater did not disappoint, though he struggled at times, but for the most part he looked pretty good once again, helping the Cardinals improve to 6-0 on the season in front of scouts and general managers across the NFL.
Of particular note, Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell and several other Jaguars scouts were on hand to see Bridgewater play, getting a little mid-season scouting for a game that doesn’t really have any interference whatsoever with the Jaguars’ game Sunday in Denver.
Also of note was the fact that GMs from the Steelers, Chiefs, and Seahawks were on hand, with 26 NFL scouts there in total per CBS Sports Draft guru Rob Rang.
In addition to having a pretty complete package at the QB position in terms of size, athletic ability, arm strength, and accuracy, Bridgewater displays elite level intangibles off the field in studying film, as well as intangibles on the field like reading defenses and changing calls at the line of scrimmage.
So far this season, I’ve seen nothing from Bridgewater to make me think he won’t be the number one pick or at least one of a very short list of players considered, and he had a good game in front of what could eventually turn out to be his future employers and the guy (Caldwell) who attaches his legacy as Jaguars’ GM to Bridgewater’s name.