The 21-year-old Bridgewater, who starred in last week’s 36-9 rout of Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl, finished the season with 31 touchdowns, against four interceptions, for 3,970 yards.
Blessed with a tremendous arm and great mobility, Bridgewater also completed an astounding 71.0% of his 427 attempts.
Most importantly, the 2013 Sugar Bowl MVP again proved to be a natural leader who can quickly sense pressure in the pocket.
Granted, there is not a team in the American Athletic Conference that will ever be confused with the 1985 Chicago Bears on defense.
Still, Bridgewater was utterly brilliant over 39 contests as a Cardinal and his performances can’t be overlooked.
The Houston Texans will consider taking Bridgewater, Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel, Brett Hundley and Derek Carr with the first overall pick.
However, after wisely running from the “Derby City,” expect Teddy Bridgewater to shake Roger Goodell’s hand and relocate to Houston this May.by