Former Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater had a prime opportunity to showcase his skills at the recent NFL combine, but he decided it was in his best interest to sit out the throwing drills and much of the running drills despite his insistence that he was a competitor.
The decision to back out of the throwing drills aren’t a foreign concept for the top quarterbacks in the draft, but it does put additional pressure on Bridgewater for his Mar. 17 pro day which is already a pressure-packed job interview, according to NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks.
“He’ll face the challenge of going through a comprehensive workout prior to a scripted throwing session in front of a large NFL contingent. In addition to testing Bridgewater’s conditioning, the exhaustive session could affect his ability to make accurate throws. With a handful of teams, including the Houston Texans, hoping to identify a franchise quarterback early in the draft, the pressure will be on Bridgewater to show scouts that he has the tools to be a special player at the next level.”
Bridgewater has a chance to be the No. 1 pick with a stellar workout on Saint Patrick’s Day later this month, but in his latest mock draft, Brooks has Bridgewater going to the Minnesota Vikings with the 8th pick.