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Teddy Bridgewater looked good at Jets OTAs on Tuesday

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Reports are in from the Jets’ first day of OTAs, and they indicate quarterback Teddy Bridgewater seemed to be moving well.

The developments from these practices generally get overblown, but I think injury status updates are some of the rare pieces of genuine news at OTAs.

Bridgewater, of course, suffered a devastating knee injury in Minnesota’s 2016 training camp, which has altered the course of his career. The Jets have oddly made contradictory statements about Bridgewater’s status over the last few weeks. It stood to reason that he would be ready to go since he was active for Vikings games late last season, and Minnesota was prepared to use him if necessary in important games.

We all know that Bridgewater probably does not figure into the Jets’ long-term plans. Sam Darnold is the future, but it would not be the worst thing in the world in the short run if a healthy Bridgewater was able to start Week 1 and buy Darnold some time.