Dec 28, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) warms up before facing the Russell Athletic Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports
Bridgewater is one of three quarterbacks vying for the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft along with Johnny Manziel who also won’t throw and Blake Bortles who will throw on Sunday.
Bridgewater’s decision to pass on throwing at the combine is not uncommon as many of the top quarterback prospects have bowed out as they cite the lack of time to develop a rapport with the receivers and establish a rhythm and timing to showcase their skills.
Therefore, don’t expect to see Bridgewater’s stock to drop as a result of his decision, but for Bortles it gives him an opportunity to shine with the other two big quarterbacks and even Fresno State’s Derek Carr not throwing.
Bridgewater measured 6-feet-2 1/8 and weighed 214-pounds on Friday and is expected to meet with the media on Saturday after having his meetings pushed back the day before.
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