Former Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater fell to the final pick of the first round in the 2014 NFL Draft where the Minnesota Vikings traded up to grab him. Bridgewater slid past a number of quarterback-needy teams — including the Cleveland Browns, who were believed to have strong interest in him — and became the third quarterback off of the board.
However, while it would be easy to understand why Bridgewater would be disappointed that a team like the Cleveland Browns passed on him, twice, it appears that he got his wish and was really never interested in joining the Browns roster.
From Paul Pabst, producer of The Dan Patrick Show:
“I actually told my agent that that’s not the place I want to be.” Teddy Bridgewater on the possibility of being drafted by the Browns.
— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) May 13, 2014
Comments like that could make Browns fans unhappy with Bridgewater, but they will likely be too busy celebrating Johnny Manziel’s arrival to notice.
In the meantime, Bridgewater will be working on learning the Vikings playbook and Norv Turner’s offensive scheme in hopes of becoming a starter from Day 1.