Teddy Bridgewater’s decision could affect the Houston Texans


Oct 26, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) runs out of the tunnel prior to the game against the South Florida Bulls at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN is reporting that Louisville junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is still undecided as to whether he’ll enter the 2014 NFL Draft as an underclassmen in May.

The website reported:

"“Teddy Bridgewater said he is ‘undecided’ whether to return for his senior year and will make the decision following the Cardinals’ bowl game.”"

ESPN also said in the article by Brett McMurphy:

"“Bridgewater said he’s not leaning either way, but admitted he’s been paying close attention to the other quarterbacks that have decided to remain in school or declare early.”"

Uh-oh for the Houston Texans, huh?

This isn’t the best of news for a team that has lost 12 straight games and in desperate need of a quarterback next season. If the Texans are thinking about Bridgewater, I hope they have a “Plan B,” just for safety sake and all.

Maybe Bridgewater has his eye on the Heisman Trophy or maybe he honestly doesn’t know what he wants to do with his future … and that is fine as well.

This season Bridgewater is 268-of-382 for 3,523 yards and 28 touchdowns. He’s also thrown just four interceptions.

As a fan of the NFL more so than the collegiate game, I’d rather see Bridgewater take his talents to the NFL, and see what he can achieve at the highest level of professional football, rather risk injury in another collegiate season.

Bridgewater, I believe, would be a great fit for the Texans, but they can’t overlook some of the other top quarterbacks in the draft, including Fresno State senior Derek Carr.

The decision by Bridgewater will affect many teams in the May NFL Draft, and his decision will most likely determine the future direction of the Texans, one way or another.