Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater has decided to enter NFL Draft source told @ESPN
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) January 1, 2014
After another tremendous performance in the Russell Athletic Bowl, Teddy Bridgewater came just short of saying he was going to declare for the NFL Draft. Today, the Louisville quarterback has made it official, according to ESPN. Bridgewater had already earned his degree and the true junior is regarded as arguably the top quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft.
The Houston Texans have the top pick in the draft, so there will be a ton of discussion if Bridgewater will be the player tabbed to run their franchise. This comes on the heels of the announcement that Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien has agreed to be the man to run that franchise. O’Brien could pick Bridgewater, but failing that, it could be a bidding war to trade up for the right to select him as the St. Louis Rams own the second pick of the draft and have made themselves ‘open for business’.
Bridgewater has had an outstanding career for Louisville and while no one could blame him if he did go back to school, he is the second of the Cardinals to declare for the draft and probably will not be the last.