Bridgewater traded to the Saints

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  1. macbk

    macbk Well-Known Member

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    Jets now have a 1st & two 3rd's in the 2019 draft.

    Ammo for Mack or can they stay put and have those picks + $100M to spend again?
     
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    Thankfully, if Sam goes down in Week 1, we can still use our first round pick to trade for Brandon Weeden.
     
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    The other component could make the deal more palatable. It better involve us getting something additional rather than NO.
     
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    Cman68 The Dark Admin, 2018 BEST Darksider Poster

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    You think Macc is loading up for "The Trade" ?
     
  5. NCJetsfan

    NCJetsfan Well-Known Member

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    A 3rd round pick is very good for a backup, but as you said, Teddy is better than just a backup. He will probably be NO's starter next season.
     
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    LogeSection2RowJ Well-Known Member

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    As a Teddy fan I am not thrilled since I was solidly behind Teddy starting the season #1, but I do understand it. Philly got lucky last year with what they got for Bradford. What were the odds of a Teddy-led Darnold-benched Jets team making the playoffs this year? I like McCown too, so this is definitely better for him. I will HATE this if Teddy is later flipped to Miami. If that happens I will puke.
     
  7. johnny

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    However, wouldnt Teddy's $5M contract started to kick in at the beginning of the year? Looks like the Jets saved some cap space as well.
     
  8. cgrec

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    Right move. Gllad i can still root for teddy
     
  9. GQMartin

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    When we first learned that the Jets traded quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to the Saints on Wednesday afternoon, there was no word about what the Saints were sending back as compensation.

    That’s now changed. According to multiple reports, the Jets are getting a third-round pick.

    That’s a pretty good return for the Jets, who signed Bridgewater to a one-year deal with a $500,000 signing bonus and $500,000 workout bonus this offseason so that he’d be part of their quarterback competition. Holding onto Bridgewater while waiting for an injury to another team’s starting quarterback might have led to a bigger return, but there’s no guarantee that would happen and the chances of getting a third as free agent compensation next offseason wouldn’t look too good if Bridgewater backed up Sam Darnold all season.
     
  11. Longislandjetfan

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    A fair deal for both teams. Bree’s is nearly done and this gives the Saints a possible future franchise qb. I really liked Teddy and I will be rooting for him for as long as he plays. I wish him a long successful career with the Saints and hope he sticks it to the Vikings and Kirk Cousins.
     
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    Takeaways,

    - Is Bridgewater worth more than a 3rd? Unquestionably.

    - Were we going to get more than that before the season? Extremely unlikely.

    So my takeaway is we ended up receiving peak value for him based on the timing. We get the 5mil back, and the additional roster spot.
    Had we waited sure, we could've ended up with a 2nd, a 2nd + a late round, or even a 1st. But, we also would've been at risk for him getting injured and losing out on the 5mil.

    I think this was a masterstroke by Mac, he deserves to take a bow.
     
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    There's usually 2 sides to "if" statements. It can also be said that "if" the starting QBs of all the teams with playoff aspirations stay healthy through the trade cut-off date, Teddy's value decreases. Furthermore, there's a separate value in not having someone on the roster that whose existence would automatically create a QB controversy the minute our young QB struggles.
     
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    Great for the Jets, great for the Saints, great for Teddy

    Everyone wins
     
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    Foolish. They would have got more later in the season. Hell, if you're the Giants ... why wouldn't you give a (better) 3rd rounder for Bridgewater right now?

    EDIT: Also the roster spot is irrelevant. This team is not a Super Bowl contender, nobody cares if we can't keep an extra guy on the practice squad.
     
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    That's a consideration, but I still think he's worth more than just a 3rd. Apparently there's some additional compensation involved so maybe that will answer my concern.

    If the 3rd is used along with our 1st to get Mack that would be a good move IMO, but I really don't think Mack will be gotten for that price.
     
  17. NCJetsfan

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    I agree with all of this except the last sentence. It would have been a masterstroke if Mac had waited, another team's starting QB went down and we got at least a 2nd round pick or more for Teddy. As it is, it was a very good move. If Schefter is correct that it is more than one pick, then it can get upgraded from there.
     
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  18. LogeSection2RowJ

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    Geez - we also gave them a 6th

    Buzzkill
     
  19. MoWilkBeast

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    Could we have got more if a certain set of circumstances occurred within a prescribed time period? Sure, but if those circumstances didn't occur the team would end up with a comp pick or nothing. At this stage, a third is a damn good return and the best you could realistically hope for.
     
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    On the face of it, Macc apparently has gotten those 2 second round DP's back in the form of 1 3rd. rounder. Not a particularly high price to pay considering the payoff was Darnold. Now I'm hoping he doesn't sell the farm to get Mack because although we need an edge rusher, we REALLY need to protect Darnold in the form of an upgraded Oline. We have the cash to re-sign all of our FA's easily and still add an outsider if one comes our way. At least we can sell a brighter future now than before Darnold to any potential FA.
     
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