Bernie Kosar calls Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater a "fantastic quarterback and young man"
Jan/27/14 08:11 AM Filed in: Bernie Kosar
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Now that the Cleveland Browns have a new head coach, the conversation will shift to the NFL draft as Mike Pettine's success will be tied to his players.
The Browns are one of two teams – the St. Louis Rams the other – with two picks in the first round. General manager Michael Lombardi and his staff have racked up the frequent flyer miles, travelling all around the country in search of a player to use the fourth-overall pick on.
Quarterback seems to be a likely target in the draft, especially given the emphasis this regime has placed on the position.
On the wall of the Browns' war room, there is a blueprint for how the front office plans to turn around a downtrodden franchise that has grown accustomed to double-digit losses. The message begins with "We will be BOLD. We will have a CHAMPIONSHIP LEVEL QB."
But do any of the quarterbacks in this year's draft fit that description? Does Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel meet the criteria? How about Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater?
Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar has been watching Bridgewater, who comes from the Miami area, since he was in junior high school, and likes what he sees.
Bridgewater completed 71 percent of his passes for 3970 yards with 31 touchdowns against 4 interceptions in his final season with the Cardinals.