The Right Comparison for Bridgewater?

Written by Justis Mosqueda on December 6, 2013



With Zach Mettenberger and Aaron Murray sustaining major knee injuries, as well as Marcus Mariota and Bryce Petty reportedly headed back to school, it’s time for draft analysts to flip their attention back to a quarterback whose name they’re very familiar with, Teddy Bridgewater.

Recently, many draft pundits have gone so far as to compare the 21-year-old signal caller to Aaron Rodgers.
 

Bridgewater will be a great pro. Reminds me of Aaron Rodgers coming out of Cal. - Bucky Brooks
 
(Making quarterback comparisons) Teddy Bridgewater: Aaron RodgersMatt Miller
 
I saw embryonic Rodgers aspects to (Bridgewater’s) game when he was on the move.Doug Farrar

(Referring to Bridgewater) I really like (Doug Farrar’s) comp to Aaron Rodgers. I see it. -  Joe Bussell

 
Now, with the help of Draft Breakdown’s video archive, you can judge the comparison for yourself.

To date, we’ve been able to post sixteen Bridgewater cutups: eight from this season, his junior year; seven from his sophomore campaign; and the West Virginia game from his true freshman season.

You can’t judge the two solely by watching one side of the comparison, though. So we cut up four Aaron Rodgers games from his time at Berkeley. Meant to cover the most important games of Rodgers’ collegiate career, the four games consist of the two bowl games and two big battles against USC.

And as an appetizer, we’ve spotlighted some plays that are especially relevant to the comparison, which you can find in the table below.
 

Pocket Navigation Pocket Navigation
Ball Placement Ball Placement
Mobility Mobility
Vertical Passing Vertical Passing
Velocity Velocity

Do you agree with the comparison? Be sure to let us know on twitter, using the #DraftBreakdown hashtag.

Let the draft debate continue!

Justis Mosqueda

Justis started following the NFL Draft in 2006. After knee injuries ended his high school career, he focused on studying and covering the game. His obsession with quarterbacks can be blamed on the Favre and Rodgers era Green Bay Packers. See all posts by Justis Mosqueda.