The Gut Check No.519: Teddy Bridgewater is the O.G. Burrow

Matt Waldman examines the first-month performance of Teddy Bridgewater in former LSU corodinator Joe Brady's offense and sees sustainable fantasy potential for 2020.

When I learned that former LSU offensive coordinator Joe Brady was headed to Carolina, the pairing with Teddy Bridgewater made perfect sense because when I watched Joe Burrow at LSU, I saw a lot of Bridgewater in the Cincinnati Bengal quarterback's game.

Both are creative and hyper-accurate throws in the short and mid-ranges of the field. Both possess excellent pocket awareness and underrated mobility on either side of the line of scrimmage. And both are tough field generals who rarely make egregious mistakes.

Bridgewater is the original Joe Burrow. He arrived in the NFL 3-5 years earlier than the NFL's widespread readiness to accept a quarterback with his blend of talents, and a devastating injury on the cusp of what was pointing to a breakout campaign in 2016 derailed his ascent as the leader of a Vikings offense that would have been even better with his talents than those of Case Keenum and Kirk Cousins.

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