Posted February 22, 2014

Teddy Bridgewater will not throw at NFL combine

2014 Scouting Combine, NFL Draft
Teddy Bridgewater will throw at Louisville's Pro Day, but not at the NFL combine. (John Raoux/AP)

Teddy Bridgewater will throw at Louisville’s Pro Day, but won’t do so at the NFL combine. (John Raoux/AP)

(UPDATE, 3:00 p.m. ET: Bridgewater confirmed he will not throw at the combine, instead waiting for Louisville’s Pro Day.)

INDIANAPOLIS — Teddy Bridgewater, the potential No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft, will not participate in passing drills at the NFL scouting combine, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The Louisville superstar joins Johnny Manziel and Derek Carr, as well as injured quarterbacks Aaron Murray and Zach Mettenberger, in not throwing at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Bridgewater came into the weekend undecided about his plans for Sunday’s quarterback workout. Blake Bortles, previously dubbed a “game-time decision,” and A.J. McCarron, who initially planned to wait until his Pro Day to air it out, both will compete here.

The decision to throw or not may matter most in the court of public opinion. Teams will have additional opportunities to view these prospects at Pro Days (Bridgewater, Manziel, Murray and Carr all plan to throw at their respective outings), as well as during any individual workouts scheduled once the combine wraps.

Still, not taking part in the combine drills will strip Bridgewater of an opportunity to begin cementing his status as a top draft pick. Minimal harm comes of a quarterback hopeful’s stock with a shaky combine performance, but putting on a show in a tough situation — and with unfamiliar receivers running routes — certainly can open the eyes of some scouts and coaches.

Pro Days begin in earnest in March and run through early April, with most major programs holding such an event to showcase all of their draft-eligible prospects.

7 comments
JoeCabot
JoeCabot

Where are all the screamers who went nuclear when Manziel made the same decision?

Chris10
Chris10

The combine is overrated anyway.  How many times are they going to see a "workout wonder" at the combine and then draft him and discover that doing great at the combine does not translate to being great or even good in an actual football game

leahking
leahking


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leahking
leahking


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Wisconsin Death Trip
Wisconsin Death Trip

They need to STANDARDIZE this event, and what is expected of every athlete who attends. You show up and refuse to do an event, then penalize them by not allowing them to go in the first round of the draft. Perhaps taking money out of their pocket will motivate them. After all, that's what this is all about. Not wanting to show your weaknesses in front of the graders, and thus ruining your chances at a high draft position. 

Jonjoe1959
Jonjoe1959

WisconsinDeath.-You Talk And Think Like A FooL.

JoeCabot
JoeCabot

@Wisconsin Death Trip More rules?   Not enough of them in this world?   Try getting your ridiculous concept past the players union.