So Bridgewater waited. He waited as Warren Moon had waited all those years ago when his talent didn’t draw much interest from NFL teams. He, too, wasn’t what the league was looking for in a quarterback; he had to prove himself beyond what he had shown in college.

And Moon did.

Bridgewater will surely get his chance to prove his NFL worth. He wasn’t a Top 10 pick; he wouldn't have been a Day 1 pick at all if not for the late trade the Minnesota Vikings made. The Vikings drafted a football player with a grudge.

He will prove what he wasn’t apparently able to prove to the draft experts during the career he built in Louisville.

Eric Ebron.

Taylor Lewan.

Odell Beckham Jr. …

And Manziel.

But finally Teddy Bridgewater. Could all these NFL teams who passed on him 31 times have been wrong? Could all their poking and prodding at him, all their questioning of his splendid gift, have been unfair? Could Bridgewater turn out to be the quarterback he showed he was in the college game the past couple of seasons?

Yes, yes and hell yes!

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