For the past several weeks, everyone in NFL Media has smashed Teddy Bridgewater because of a Pro Day. It was not the best performance, but if you look at the statistics, Bridgewater was a pretty solid quarterback. Today when he was asked by Trey Wingo of ESPN what caused his stock to drop, Bridgewater answered “It’s simple: The Pro Day.”
But while Bridgewater knows his Pro Day left a lot to be desired, he believes coaches, scouts and general managers who watch his game tape will see that he throws the ball a lot better on the field than he did during that workout.
“Put on the game tape. The game tape speaks volumes because I’m in live action, I’m out there making reads, going through progressions, redirection protection, signaling hot routes, getting the offense in and out of the right play. Looking at those things, I think those things outweigh the Pro Day,” Bridgewater said.
I agree with Teddy on this one. I would have never thought to see Mike Mayock change his decision based on a Pro Day, because I have a ton of respect for him, but when he put Teddy #5, I feel he was wrong.
I will look at game film, but I try not to let a players Pro day affect what I saw on film. Bridgewater was by far the best quarterback this year, and while his pro day was bad, we all know what he is capable of in a game.