The Right Comparison for Bridgewater?
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 Rodgers – Matt 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.
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Let the draft debate continue!