Jets trade Teddy Bridgewater to Saints; Lions to face Sam Darnold Week 1

 It’s been a busy day for NFL quarterback news. First the Green
Bay Packers sent backup quarterback Brett Hundley to Seattle for a sixth-round
pick. Then the Packers took care of Aaron Rodgers Womens Taylor
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, signing him to a record-breaking four-year
extension. Now another backup quarterback is on the move.As first reported by
ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New York Jets are trading Teddy Bridgewater to the New
Orleans Saints.Trade terms have yet to be announced, but the relevant news here
to Detroit Lions fans is that it appears the Jets will be starting rookie Sam
Darnold for Week 1 when the visit Detroit on “Monday Night Football.”UPDATE: The
Jets received a third-round pick for Bridgewater, according to Ian
Rapoport.Technically, Josh McCown is listed as the team’s first-string
quarterback, but Darnold has started the past two preseason games, including the
team’s dress rehearsal. The rookie passer has looked fairly solid, going 29-45
for 244 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.Meanwhile, McCown only played in
the first preseason game and threw a single pass for four yards.As of Tuesday,
Jets head coach Todd Bowles would not commit to a Week 1 starter. “Sitting down
with the coaches ,
we’ll go over everything and everybody will give their opinion,” Bowles told
MMQB’s Albert Breer. “We just haven’t talked about it, and we won’t until after
the last preseason game. We’ll sit down as a staff and we’ll go over every
position, including that one, and we’ll come out with our guys.”It’ll be
interesting to see how the Jets utilize their quarterbacks in the final
preseason game against the Eagles. As of now, they only have Darnold and McCown
on the roster. We’ll see how Bowles plays it and if he’ll make up his mind about
Week 1’s starter soon. UPDATE 2: Ian Rapoport is reporting Darnold will indeed
start vs. the Lions.Notes: Detroit Lions offensive line ranks 5th, per PFF For
years now, Detroit Lions fans have dreamed of an effective offensive line. Sick
of seeing running backs taken down in the backfield and Matthew Stafford nursing
some kind of injury, general manager Bob Quinn has made it his mission to fix
this problem. After years of drafting and free agency additions, he may have
finally done it. It’s early, but through three games ,
the Lions’ offensive line is the fifth best in the entire league, according to
Pro Football Focus’ most recent rankings.“The Lions have been extremely up and
down so far this season, but this past week’s performance showed exactly what
this offensive line is capable of,” PFF’s Michael Renner wrote. “They allowed
all of five pressures on 40 pass-block snaps against the Patriots and opened up
holes for their first 100-yard rusher since 2013.”Interestingly enough, the
Lions’ offensive line isn’t the best in the division. The Packers rank just
above them at fourth overall. The two teams are due to face off in Week 5, so
we’ll see how the two match up then. The Lions’ excellent new documentary series
on individual players continues this week with linebacker Devon Kennard. This
episode details Kennard’s passion for reading, the importance of his faith and
his family. Check it out here. Didn’t have enough radio calls from Dan Miller or
on-field audio? The Lions have five minutes worth of extra audio from Sunday
night’s win over the Patriots: Are the Cowboys trying to get a quick competitive
advantage on the Lions? They’ve signed former Lions defensive tackle Christian
Ringo to their practice squad. Speaking of practice squad additions, the Lions
made a transaction of their own on Wednesday: The Lions beat writers put out a
couple of nice film breakdowns from Sunday’s game against the Patriots. Justin
Rogers has five observations for The Detroit News, while MLive’s Nate Atkins has
10 observations of his won. Golden Tate is still one of the best slot receivers
in the game.
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