Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is interviewed by the media. Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Teddy Bridgewater did not want to play for Cleveland Browns


The Cleveland Browns did indeed trade up from their second first-round pick in order to draft a franchise quarterback, but they decided to pull Johnny Manziel instead of selecting Teddy Bridgewater, who was involved in the most rumors in the week leading up to the Browns pick. A team did trade up for Bridgewater in the first round, and the Minnesota Vikings decision to move up and make Bridgewater their franchise QB is a huge reason why they were draft-day winners. After making the playoffs a couple of years ago with Christian Ponder under center, the Vikings could very well return to the postseason this year with, in my opinion, the best and most polished rookie quarterback at the helm.

According to Paul Pabst, the producer of “The Dan Patrick Show”, Bridgewater said on the show that he told his agent that he didn’t want to be drafted by the Browns, “I actually told my agent that that’s not the place I want to be.”

While the Browns have a better defense than the Vikings, Bridgewater’s wide receivers in Minnesota will be much better with Josh Gordon out for an indefinite amount of time due to a suspension that could range in severity. Cordarrelle Patterson, Greg Jennings, Kyle Rudolph, and Adrian Peterson (Norv Turner seems set on getting him more involved as a pass-catcher) are big offensive weapons around Bridgewater, who should have plenty of success as a rookie. Manziel also figures to take the league by a storm due to his dual-threat ability, but I think the Browns are better off using Brian Hoyer as their starting stopgap guy this year and allowing Manziel to develop behind him for one season (especially since the Browns don’t have good enough WRs in place for their rookie).


Tags: Cleveland Browns Minnesota Vikings Teddy Bridgewater

  • Brian Barker

    Big Deal Nobody Wanted Him Here Anyhow He Reminds Me Of Eli Manning When He Got Drafted By The Chargers He Cried Till They Traded Him

    • Chris Schroeder

      Wow your one real retard kid. Best quarterback in the draft. He’s great under pressure, he has great pocket awareness and great decision making, he’s more acurrate and bigger then manziel. Manziel was great for 2 reasons. 1) he has legs 2) because he had mike evens to throw it up to. Manziel will be the next Tim tebo and I for one am glad we snatched up Bridgewater. He had 71.1 completion percentage last year with mediocrer receivers and hardley a good running game. Bridgewater all the way. Skol

      • Brian Barker

        I can’t stand Manziel either I’m all in on hoyer and yes Bridgewater is better then so called Johnny football, I just can’t stand these guys who say they don’t want to play for a team that drafts them. I understand teams suck but there going to pay you millions of dollars to play a game you love, they need a big reality check. O and I’m no kid either

        • Chris Schroeder

          Nope not any of those lol I bet u still beat your pathetic tiny baby dick to the bra and underwear section of JC Penny don’t u

      • Brian Barker

        Wait a minute Fuck face how come in other post you make you say Bridgewater it’s trash I think your the retard make up your damn mind Ass clown better yet go jump of a cliff and stop trying to stir shit up you stupid white trash trailer yeah piece of shit. O wait you I bet you go to the gym and workout once a week and have tattoos and think your a hard ass I would pound you into the ground like a tent stake

        • Chris Schroeder

          Hahahahaha u cant even beat your own dick let alone another human being lol i bet u still live in your moms basement dont u fat kid. U obviously have a lot of time on your hands to go back and look at what i wrote 12 days ago. Go get a life or a job fuck bag. yes he played sub par teams and yes he looked like shit at his proday. I wanted tom savage. I’m over it. Ur clearly not lol I did more research on him ya fuck bag degenerate. Sorry I liked another qb more then Bridgewater u uneducated bitch. Sorry that after we drafted him I wasnt thrilled until I looked at more of his tape. I’m a DIE HARD VIKINGS FAN. I HAVE AN ENTIRE GAME ROOM THAT IS NOTHING BUT VIKINGS EVERYTHING. I bet I’m way more of a fan then u are. Fucking degenerate crack head fat kid.

          • Brian Barker

            Wow I Did Not Know You Could Put A Game Room In A Trailer As Far As,Uneducated Bitch My College Degree Got Me A 6000 Square Got Foot House But It Takes A Well Educated Person To Come Up With Calling SomeOne Fat Anytime You Want To Compare Incomes Bring It On I’m So Sick Of Little Fags Thinking They Are Tough Guys Over The Internet I Should Get Your IP Address And Wipe Your Hole Computer Out That’s What Us Uneducated People Can Do

          • Gary

            I agree with you Brain, I’ve been a vikings fan for fifty years now,but 90 percent of viking fans have know knowledge of the game of football and that includes their local sports writers. They jump on the bandwagon of a player then when he struggles, they act like they never liked or pulled for the guy. Usually boo him ,know class

          • Chris Schroeder

            Wow so r u sucking this fucking niggers cock or something Gary. I know plenty about football. I’m 32 and I’ve been a fan since I was 7 so u can go suck a cock faggot.

          • Gary

            you need your ass kicked you littlepunk .You vvikings fans are the worst fans in football. I love the vvikings but you fans are a bunch fags,lilittle bitches

          • Chris Schroeder

            And u saying u have all this stuff. A huge house blah blah blah blah blah fuck bag. Why don’t u figure out where I live u real big bad ass!!! Come fist fight me and see how big of man u are!!!! I’d bash your face off of the street then go and take a shit on your living room floor then I’d slap your whore mother as I walk out your door bitch!!!! Please come fist fight me and see how that works for u!!!! U think Ur a badass. I’LL SHOW U BADASS MOTHER FUCKER!!!! I BET U PAY FOR SEX DONT U!!! Or does your mother still suckand fuck u??? I can have whatever fucking opinion on whatever player I fucking what!!! Who r u to tell me what I can talk about huh fuck face.

          • Brian Barker

            I know when I have been had you called me a Fuck face I better stand down. Anyways why would I want to waste my hard earned money to show your Piss drunk cock ass what a real man is. So if you think just because you can impress you’re high school girl friend baby rapist spend Grandmas S.S money and come to Parma Ohio and do something or as you say fist fight me I’m sure grandma can hold the trailer down, for a few days. P.S there are two schools down the road where you could get you fix on impressing young girls.

      • Brian Barker

        What happen to him bring a josh Freeman clone who played sub par teams your no Vikings fan go back to being a bears fans does all this ring a bell stupid ass. Everyone click on this retards name and read what he wrote 12 days ago about Bridgewater it is so funny

        • Mark Van Dorp

          Thank you sir. Vikings don’t need fake fans. I want the same fans we had last year. Only die hards cause these pussy band wagoners ruin sports.

          • Chris Schroeder

            Not a fake fan or a bandwagon rider cunt.

  • trinity

    Teddy is smart. Cleveland is where quarterbacks go to die. He is lucky to not have gotten picked by them, and i think he will do well in Minnesota.

    • Brian Barker

      As Do I Hope All These Guys Do Good And Prove Everyone Wrong

  • freeme10

    That’s cool. 31 of the 32 teams in the league didn’t want Bridgewater either.

    • Mark Van Dorp

      That literally means nothing.

      • freeme10

        Neither does his statement that he didn’t want to play for the Browns.

        • Mark Van Dorp

          I definitely agree. But it’s rare that the best player gets drafted first and that follows throughout the whole draft

  • Josh Hart

    Can’t blame him. Johnny didn’t look too thrilled either.