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Teddy Bridgewater was awesome in his debut with the New York Jets

Bridgewater looked strong and mobile in his Jets debut.

As the New York Post put it, Teddy Bridgewater's debut with the New York Jets on Friday night "couldn't have gone better." 

Bridgewater completed 7-of-8 passes for 85 yards and a touchdown as he came off the bench after veteran Josh McCown started the game for the Jets. Bridgewater had thrown just two passes the previous two seasons after suffering a career-threatening knee injury with the Vikings on Aug. 30, 2016. 

"I felt great. It was an awesome feeling. I was at peace out there," Bridgewater said, via the Jets. "I was just so excited. I was glad to be out there with the guys, looking at [their] eyes, and feeding off [their] energy."

The 25-year-old finished his opening drive by connecting with running back Isaiah Crowell on a crossing route for a 16-yard touchdown, Bridgewater's first touchdown pass since Aug. 28 2016. 

In his second series, Bridgewater finally took a hit – and it was a huge moment for him. 

"I was actually anxious to get hit, if anything, because I wanted to get hit," Bridgewater said. "It felt good getting hit again. For me, it was like the final step of the process. I got hit and got right back up, and it served as a reminder that the game’s still the same."

Despite his excellent debut, Bridgewater's future with the Jets is in question thanks to a report from the New York Daily News that he's on the trading block. There's a legit chance he could win the starting job, but rookie first-round pick Sam Darnold is the future in New York. 

Remember, Bridgewater was considered Minnesota's franchise quarterback prior to suffering his knee injury. There's still a chance, at just 25 years old, that another team will view him similarly. 

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