Dec 28, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) celebrates after the Russell Athletic Bowl against the Miami Hurricanes at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Teddy Bridgewater After Big Bowl Game: "What a Way to Go Out"


For two consecutive years, Teddy Bridgewater has been absolutely dominant in bowl games. As Erik Lambert pointed out earlier, Bridgewater’s performance on Saturday night against his former hometown team of Miami likely solidified his status as the top overall pick in the draft if he wants to be.

With rumors that Penn State head coach and former Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien as the “overwhelming favorite” to be the next head coach of the Houston Texans, might it be Teddy Bridgewater that he brings in as his new quarterback?

It may have just been a slip of the tongue, but I think it’s clear where Bridgewater stands after his post-game comments on ESPN Saturday Night.

“What a way to go out,” Bridgewater proclaimed.

When pressed if the statement was an indication he was leaving, Bridgewater then corrected himself and said he’d sit down with his parents and coaches, but this is an obvious choice. Bridgewater should be the #1 overall pick in the draft, barring something unforeseen.

Aside from a couple of defensive stars, Bridgewater has been the consensus top overall pick basically all season. He has near ideal measurables and physical skills for the QB position in the NFL, and he’s been extremely efficient in his junior season, only appearing to get better and better.

Plus, Bridgewater shows up in big games. He accounted for four total touchdowns in Saturday’s win over Miami, and had one of his best overall performances of the season against a team that has been ranked in the top 10 this year.

With a loss on Sunday, the Houston Texans could solidify the top overall pick in the draft and I can’t think of a more ideal situation for Teddy Bridgewater to walk into. Unless Houston were to pursue a trade for a QB or some free agent that I’m not thinking about, this could be an easy pairing in late December that we can see from miles away.

Bridgewater certainly seems ready.

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