Dec 5, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Teddy Bridgewater, QB: Kansas City Chiefs Scouting Report


Teddy Bridgewater is considered to be the best quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft. With that said, the Kansas City Chiefs pretty much have zero chance at landing him. If this were last year, Bridgewater would probably already be on the plane to Kansas City, but this season the Chiefs have a much later pick in the first round.

My job with these scouting reports is to cover as many players as possible, whether Kansas City has a chance at drafting them or not. With that said, let’s get back to the report.

Teddy Bridgewater had a phenomenal career at Louisville. In his three years as a Cardinal, Bridgewater was 781 of 1,142 for 9,817 yards. He finished his college career with 72 touchdowns and 24 interceptions. He also rushed for six touchdowns during his time at Louisville.

Teddy Bridgewater Combine Results

Vertical jump – 30.0 inch

Broad jump – 113.0 inch*

3-cone drill – 7.17 seconds

20-yard shuttle – 4.20 seconds*

* = Combine top performer

(Courtesy of NFL.com)

Here is NFL.com’s “Bottom Line” for Bridgewater,

“A calculated, football-smart, precision-matchup rhythm passer, Bridgewater would be best suited entering a warm-weather or dome environment such as those most common in the South divisions. Instinctive passer with the laser-beam determination to become a Pro Bowl-caliber passer in the right system.”

As cool as it would be to see Bridgewater come to Kansas City and sit behind Alex Smith for a season, that would never happen in today’s NFL. Bridgewater is ranked as the fourth best player in the entire draft (according to CBSSports.com) and will be long gone by the time the Chiefs are on the clock.

Even if the Chiefs had the option to select Bridgewater, would they do it? Probably not. The Chiefs have many other needs and with Smith and Chase Daniel (and even young Tyler Bray) on the roster, quarterback is not a necessity in Kansas City.

Bridgewater has been projected to go number one overall to the Houston Texans several times, but with the Texans acquiring Ryan Fitzpatrick from Tennessee, who knows what their draft plans are now?

NFL.com thinks that the best fit for Bridgewater is with the Jacksonville Jaguars or the Cleveland Browns. Jacksonville recently signed Chad Henne to a two-year deal and Cleveland only has Brian Hoyer left on their roster.

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  • Calchiefsfan

    Just out of curiosity how does he compare to Geno Smith? Remember Aaron Rodgers was projected to go a lot higher and dropped way down to 24. So you never know. That being said I would find it hard to believe that they would take Bridgewater if he was available at 23 but again that’s what Dorsey and Green Bay did with Rodgers.

    • Leigh Oleszczak

      Geno’s draft stock dropped quite a bit after West Virginia didn’t have the type of season they had hoped for. I think Teddy will be a top five pick.

  • Danny W

    I think Andy Reid would do back flips if Bridgewater were to fall all the way down to us. Nick Foles and Mike Vick. The quarterback if the key position on the field and any time you can get the best player on the board at that spot in the draft then you have to get him. No he most likely won’t’ be there when we pick but if he is the Chiefs grab him no question.