The Jets went into training camp looking to trade Bridgewater, 25, whom they signed to a one-year, $6 million contract.
NY signed Bridgewater to a one-year, $6 million contract in March. The Vikings has to move on from Bridgewater due to the injury, allowing him to walk in free agency after the 2017 season.
Bridgewater, however, has shined in his return during the preseason, completing 28 of 38 passes for 316 yards with two touchdowns in three games.
He has put together a passer rating of 104.7 and has not looked limited in any fashion.
We could have picked better teams for Bridgewater to go to, but nonetheless, it appears he's going to a team that believes him. "We wish him nothing but success in the future". And according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the end to Bridgewater's time with the Jets was pretty abrupt. "He's a successful quarterback and we know he will be a great addition to our quarterback room".
Brees, who will turn 40 in January, signed a new two-year, $50m deal with the Saints in March but Bridgewater represents a potential successor.