Bridgewater throws for 2 TDs, surging Saints top Bears 36-25
CHICAGO (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints improved to 5-0 without injured starter Drew Brees with a 36-25 victory over the Chicago Bears...
Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky back in lineup against Saints
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is active against the New Orleans Saints after missing a game because of a left shoulder injury.
Saints look to keep rolling with Bridgewater against Bears
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints kept their sights set on a Super Bowl even after Drew Brees went down with an injury.
While their star quarterback continues to recover...
Saints-Bears Preview Capsule
NEW ORLEANS (5-1) at CHICAGO (3-2)
Saints defense looking more dominant by the week
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With Drew Brees sidelined, the defense has become the must-see unit for the New Orleans Saints.
That's lowered pressure on a Saints offense operating without their...
Bridgewater now 4-0 as starter after Saints top Jaguars 13-6
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater probably should have had another multi-touchdown day for the New Orleans Saints.
He'll gladly settle for remaining unbeaten as the...
Saints-Jaguars Preview Capsule
NEW ORLEANS (4-1) at JACKSONVILLE (2-3)
Saints’ defense in dominant form
New Orleans (AP) — When Teddy Bridgewater talks about his 3-0 record as a fill-in starter for record-setting Saints quarterback Drew Brees, he doesn't hesitate to share credit New Orleans'...
Arians: Bucs secondary looked ‘soft’ in loss to Saints
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians made no effort to hide his frustration with the Buccaneers' struggling secondary after watching it again give up more than 300 yards through the air...
Bridgewater’s breakout lifts Saints past Bucs 31-24
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater won the affection of the Superdome crowd, which chanted his name as he picked apart Tampa Bay's struggling secondary, turning in his best performance in nearly...
The Latest: RB Aaron Jones having career day for Packers
The Latest on NFL Week 5 (all times EDT)
Green Bay running back Aaron Jones keeps building on a career day at the Dallas Cowboys.
Saints’ offense showed signs of progress with Bridgewater
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — While the Saints were encouraged by their ability to win their first game without Drew Brees, it remains to be seen if they can find a sustainable recipe for victory during...
Analysis: New QBs generally look like headliners stepping in
Oh, the moans and groans in Nawlins.
No Brees, no problem: Bridgewater, Saints top Seahawks 33-27
SEATTLE (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater wanted to stay composed. He wanted to remain calm and in control while taking over for the next several weeks with the New Orleans Saints' leader, Drew Brees,...
The Latest: New starting QBs showing potential
The Latest on NFL Week 3 (all times EDT):
Daniel Jones will be the talk of New York this week after the rookie quarterback led the Giants to a win.
Who are these guys? Obscure QBs and backups
Who are these guys?
Already, eight NFL teams are starting quarterbacks they didn't plan to have behind center about a month ago. That's one-quarter of the league.
2 backups better than 1 for New Orleans Saints
SEATTLE (AP) — The debate started once Drew Brees went down last Sunday. How should the New Orleans Saints handle their quarterback situation going forward?
Saints need Bridgewater to validate their effort to keep him
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton was on vacation this summer when he found out Teddy Bridgewater's agent was spending time on the same Bahamian island.
AP source: Saints’ Brees has torn ligament in thumb
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been diagnosed with a torn ligament near the thumb of his throwing hand that is expected to sideline him at least six weeks, said a person...
Familiarity for several Saints when they play Vikings
If they get on the field Friday night — and most of them are expected to play — a handful of former Vikings and current Saints will see some familiar faces on the other side.
Saints’ Kamara aims to expand his game as 3rd season nears
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — When Saints star running back Alvin Kamara walked out to Thursday's minicamp practice wearing reserve quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's red practice jersey, teammates including...
Saints await to make 1st pick in 2nd round of NFL draft
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints were still waiting to make their first pick of the NFL draft when Thursday night's first round ended.
Saints’ 2019 draft options limited by past deals
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints have no time to waste if they want to win another Super Bowl with record-setting quarterback Drew Brees under center — which is why three of their top four 2019 draft...
Saints reach deal to keep quarterback Teddy Bridgewater
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms on a deal with free agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to keep him as Drew Brees' main backup.
Bridgewater discusses possible hometown return with Dolphins
MIAMI (AP) — Free agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater met Wednesday night with the Miami Dolphins to discuss playing for his hometown team, but his visit ended without a contract...
Free Agency-Saints Capsule
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (14-4)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: RB Mark Ingram, LB Manti Te'o, TE Michael Hoomanawanui, S Chris Banjo, WR Dez Bryant, OL Jermon Bushrod, DT Jay Bromley, OT Michael Ola, G...
Payton: Bridgewater to start Saints’ finale vs. Panthers
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton says Teddy Bridgewater will start New Orleans' regular-season finale Sunday against Carolina.
The decision announced Friday afternoon allows starter Drew Brees to rest for playoffs with the Saints already having wrapped up the top seed in the NFC.
Jets’ Darnold tops list of youngest QBs to start an opener
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold's first snap for the New York Jets on Monday night will be one for the record books.
The rookie will become the youngest quarterback to start a season opener in the Super Bowl era — since the 1966 season — at 21 years and 97 days old at kickoff against the Lions in Detroit.
Jets QB Darnold to make NFL history Monday against Lions
DETROIT (AP) — Sam Darnold is about to make NFL history.
The New York Jets plan to have the 21-year-old rookie start Monday in Detroit, making him the youngest quarterback to do so in an opener since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. And just to put Darnold in the spotlight a little more, he is set to become the first rookie quarterback to start a season opener on "Monday Night Football."
Bowles won’t name starting QB after Jets lose 10-9 to Eagles
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sam Darnold watched the preseason finale from the sideline like most starters, but Jets coach Todd Bowles isn't ready to name the rookie his No. 1 quarterback.
"I haven't made a decision or talked to anybody about it," Bowles said after New York's 10-9 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night.
Saints acquire QB Teddy Bridgewater from Jets
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have agreed to acquire veteran quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and a sixth-round pick from the New York Jets for a third-round draft pick on Wednesday.
While record-setting quarterback Drew Brees is entrenched as New Orleans' starter, the move signifies that Saints coach Sean Payton was not entirely comfortable with either veteran Tom Savage or second-year pro Taysom Hill serving as Brees' backup.
Saints Preview Capsule
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (12-6)
New faces: LB Demario Davis, S Kurt Coleman, CB Patrick Robinson, WR Cameron Meredith, QB Teddy Bridgewater, OL Jermon Bushrod, TE Ben Watson, DE Marcus Davenport, WR Tre'Quan Smith.
Key losses: S Kenny Vaccaro, TE Coby Fleener, OL Senio Kelemete, WR Willie Snead, RT Zach Strief.
Jets Preview Capsule
NEW YORK JETS (5-11)
New faces: Rookie QB Sam Darnold, CB Trumaine Johnson, RB Isaiah Crowell, WR Terrelle Pryor, LB Avery Williamson, C Spencer Long, DE Henry Anderson, S J.J. Wilcox, K Jason Myers, rookie DE Nathan Shepherd, rookie TE Chris Herndon.
Key losses: DE Muhammad Wilkerson, LB Demario Davis, RB Matt Forte, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, DE Kony Ealy, C Wesley Johnson, K Chandler Catanzaro.
Vikings Preview Capsule
MINNESOTA VIKINGS (14-4)
New faces: Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, QB Kirk Cousins, DT Sheldon Richardson, PK Daniel Carlson, CB/KR Mike Hughes, C/G Brett Jones, SS George Iloka, WR Kendall Wright, OL Tom Compton, QB Trevor Siemian, OT Brian O'Neill.
Key losses: Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, QB Case Keenum, QB Sam Bradford, QB Teddy Bridgewater, RB Jerick McKinnon, G/C Joe Berger, PK Kai Forbath, WR Jarius Wright, DT Tom Johnson, DT Shamar Stephen, OL Jeremiah Sirles.
Bowles has idea who Jets’ QB will be _ but he’s not saying
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Todd Bowles has a secret — and he's not letting on at all.
The only thing is, everyone has a pretty good idea what it is.
The New York Jets coach won't say who his starting quarterback will be this season, despite all signs appearing to point to rookie Sam Darnold.
"I definitely won't do it today," Bowles said Sunday of an official announcement. "Sometime next week ... maybe."
Jets waive-injured WR Whitehead, sign QB Wolford
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have waived-injured wide receiver Lucky Whitehead and signed quarterback John Wolford.
Whitehead didn't practice last week or play in the preseason game against the Giants on Friday night because of an undisclosed injury. He played his first two NFL seasons with Dallas before being claimed by New York off waivers last summer.
Whitehead was waived-injured by the Jets last September and was signed to their practice squad two months later.
Rookie Sam Darnold starts at QB for Jets at Redskins
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Rookie Sam Darnold is starting at quarterback for the New York Jets in their preseason game at the Washington Redskins.
The third overall pick was the third QB to play in the Jets' preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons. Darnold was 13 of 18 for 96 yards and a touchdown.
Jets and Redskins a study in contrasts at quarterback
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Unsure of Kirk Cousins' future, the Washington Redskins scoped out the quarterback market and saw a lot of unknowns.
Darnold, Bridgewater make cases to be Jets’ starting QB
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets' already intriguing quarterback competition just got a lot more interesting.
Thanks to a poised Sam Darnold. And a sharp and healthy Teddy Bridgewater.
Josh McCown is still No. 1 on the depth chart, but the other two quarterbacks made big-time statements in the Jets' 17-0 preseason-opening victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Friday night.
Jets get strong QB play against sluggish Falcons, win 17-0
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold sparkled in his NFL debut, Teddy Bridgewater looked sharp and healthy, and the New York Jets earned the franchise's first preseason home shutout by beating the sluggish Atlanta Falcons 17-0 on Friday night.
Darnold shines, Bridgewater sharp as Jets top Falcons 17-0
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold jogged onto the field for his NFL debut and was greeted by butterflies in his stomach and cheers in the stands.
The anxiety quickly faded. The buzz only got louder.
Darnold sparkled in his NFL debut and made a strong initial case to win the Jets' starting quarterback job as he helped lead New York to a 17-0 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Friday night.
Jets’ Bridgewater excited, grateful to play in a game again
Teddy Bridgewater can't help but smile these days.
Even through the sweat and exhaustion that mark the blazing hot days of training camp, the New York Jets quarterback still appreciates the little things about being a professional football player.
Because he almost wasn't anymore.
"I get excited every day I get to get my ankles taped, lace my cleats up and run out of the locker room and practice because it was taken away from me for two years," Bridgewater said after a recent practice.
Jets’ QB competition could last through 4 preseason games
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets' three-man quarterback competition could last the entire summer.
Coach Todd Bowles is in no hurry to make his decision on whether it will be Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater or Sam Darnold under center as the starter in the team's regular-season opener at Detroit on Sept. 10.
Jets’ tight ends in tightly contested competition
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets will spend the next few weeks sorting through their intriguing quarterback situation, with Sam Darnold, Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater the clear focus of attention.
But the tight ends are in perhaps the most tightly contested competition of camp.
New York has a group of five mostly unheralded players trying to win roster spots and be among the guys catching passes from whoever ends up under center this season.
Waiting game: Sam Darnold still a no-show at Jets camp
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Still no sign of Sam Darnold.
The No. 3 overall draft pick sat out of New York Jets camp for the second straight day in a contract impasse that has already lasted longer than most expected.
Darnold is expected to compete with Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater for the starting quarterback job once he's under contract. But he and Chicago linebacker Roquan Smith, the No. 8 choice, remain the only unsigned picks from the entire NFL draft.
Jets’ Bridgewater positive in comeback from ‘scary’ injury
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater remembers some of his teammates crying. They were on their knees and praying.
The New York Jets quarterback was with the Minnesota Vikings in 2016 when he went down in a heap of agonizing pain. Bridgewater had twisted his left knee badly on a non-contact play, and the severity of the injury was only beginning to surface.
Bridgewater knew from the looks of his teammates' faces that the situation was dire. And somehow, he stayed calm.
McCown, Bridgewater, Darnold an intriguing QB trio for Jets
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The grizzled veteran. The comeback kid. The hotshot rookie.
The New York Jets' quarterback competition is an intriguing mix of experience, charisma and hype with Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Darnold all going for the starting job this summer.
And any of the three could end up under center when the regular season begins in September.
Bridgewater looks sharp, healthy in practice with Jets
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater rolled right, kept moving and then zipped a pass down the field on the run.
If his first practice of organized team activities with the New York Jets was a test of his health and confidence, the quarterback passed in a big way. And so did his surgically repaired left knee.
"It feels great," a smiling Bridgewater said Tuesday.