August 11, 2018
The New York Jets’ preseason opener, a 17-0 home win over the Atlanta Falcons on Friday, spiced up the already intriguing quarterback situation, as rookie Sam Darnold and veteran Teddy Bridgewater each threw for almost 100 yards and a touchdown in limited playing time.
Darnold, the third overall pick who didn’t sign with the team until late last month, is trying to show that he is ready to step in. He completed 13 of 18 passes for 96 yards.
Bridgewater, the former Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback, is trying to rebound after missing almost two seasons with a torn ACL and a dislocated kneecap. He connected on 7 of 8 passes for 85 yards.