Teddy insured against falling draft status?
04/29/2014 11:34 AM
Teddy Bridgewater has purchased insurance that would pay him $5 million if he is NOT one of the top ten picks in next weeks NFL draft and can prove that it was due to injury or illness, according to ESPN.
This policy is over and above his $10 million total disability injury policy. Disability insurance has become common among top prospects, but ESPN.com reported that, “It is believed that no player who has bought loss-of-value insurance for the NFL draft has actually collected.”
Depending on who’s mock draft you read Teddy could go anywhere from number one overall to somewhere in the second round but the reason for the inconsistency has always been publicly stated as a poor performance during his pro-day versus any sort of injury
NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock discussed Teddy recently on FOX Sports LA’s Petros and Money show and said of Bridgewater,…“I saw about four of his tapes prior to the combine, and I really liked him. I thought he had a chance to be a franchise quarterback from what I saw on the tape. … Except you’ve got to see the quarterbacks throw the ball live. I’ve never seen a top-level quarterback in the last 10 years have a bad pro day, until Teddy Bridgewater. He had no accuracy, the ball came out funny, the arm strength wasn’t there, and it made me question everything I saw on tape because this was live. I went back and watched a bunch more tape and compared him to the rest of the guys in the draft. And like it or not, I’ve come to a conclusion — if I was a GM in the NFL, I would not take him in the first round of the draft.”
In the most recent mock drafts, Bridewater goes as high as 8th overall to the Vikings to falling somewhere into the 2nd round. Other popular destinations are Tennessee and Cleveland.NFL Network analyst Curtis Conway says that Bridgewater could wind up being the best bargain in the draft.
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