Has Teddy Bridgewater become an outdated quarterback?
By Dean Jones
The NFL’s quarterback evolution
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the game has changed so much since Teddy Bridgewater last earned a starting role. He hasn’t been away from football for any lengthy period thanks to his backup stints with the New York Jets and New Orleans Saints. But the game might just have passed him by regardless.
Styles around the NFL constantly vary.
However, the arrival of some gunslinging signal-callers from the college level has completely shifted the landscape in recent years.
The likes of Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, Josh Allen, and Justin Herbert are fearless and possess the sort of arm strength that excites and gets results. This is a pass-heavy league – for the most part – and players such as these are a big reason for that.
There is another element of playing the quarterback position that has become a focal point.
Mobility and running from the pocket.
Not since the days of Michael Vick have we seen anything like Cam Newton or Lamar Jackson, who both have NFL MVP awards to highlight their exceptional dual-threat under center.
Those who don’t possess either a big arm or an ability to get out and run are being left behind. One only has to look at the top of the NFL food chain to see that.