Jets trade Bridgewater to rival Saints

Fricke: "I want to root for Teddy; now I can't"

John and Hugh
August 30, 2018 - 9:05 am

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It was NFC South news that over took Morning Show host John Fricke Wednesday afternoon:

Yes, the Jets traded quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to the Atlanta Falcons foe in exchange for a 2019 third-round pick. 

"I'm thrilled for Teddy," Fricke said. "There's no better story in the NFL this year than Teddy Bridgewater's return to not only playing but being an effective player."

BUT Fricke, who's a noted "Swamp People" hater, said he could no longer root for Teddy saying "he's got the stank on him" and took to Twitter to express his feelings:

Reports had been swirling throughout the NFL's preseason that the Jets were looking to deal Bridgewater, 25, after they spent first-round draft pick on USC's Sam Darnold.

However, the move to the Saints is somewhat of a surprise. Current franchise quarterback Drew Brees, 39, is signed with the team through the 2019 season so barring injury, there's no telling when Bridgewater could see the field. 

Teddy will also become a free agent after the 2018 season. 

By the way, here's how the trade was relayed to his Jets' teammates: