Teddy Bridgewater hasn't finalized a reported deal with the New York Jets yet, but that didn't stop the New York Daily News from putting the now former Vikings quarterback on the back page of its tabloid.
"DAWN OF THE TED!" it reads, with a subtitle saying "Jets grab Bridgewater and McCown after snub by Kirk, but still must find franchise QB in draft."
New York media is known for being pretty cruel, but so far they're taking it easy on their potential new quarterback.
The New York Post called Bridgewater a possible "steal," although they report that McCown has been told he's the starter going into the season, so Bridgewater will have to win the job outright if he wants to stick it to the Vikings when the Jets host Minnesota next season (date TBD).
Gang Green Nation, a Jets blog, said this:
"The man is still only 25 years old. We’ll see how much of his old self is left. If he can return to form, Bridgewater could still have the potential to be a solid starting quarterback on a consistent basis."
"The Jets are intrigued by Bridgewater's potential, since he's only 25, was once a rising star in the NFL, and has two full years as a starter and a trip to the Pro Bowl under his belt," wrote Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York.
NJ.com meanwhile ranked Bridgewater's signing an A-, saying it's a low-risk move for the Jets.
"They get a talented player (albeit one coming off a serious knee injury) for what surely is a very affordable contract. If he can show that he is physically right, he could be a pleasant surprise for the Jets. He is still young, entering Year 5."
All in all, it's been a good start for Bridgewater in New York.