College football may be getting a slice of good news in the near future. According to CBSsportsline.com on Friday, Teddy Bridgewater has not decided to enter the NFL draft after this season. Bridgewater's passion for Louisville may keep him on campus for one more year.
If Bridgewater decides to stay for his final season, he will be the second first round QB prospect to decline the allure of NFL millions. Earlier in the month, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota decide to stay in school for his junior season of eligibility.
Multiple sources stated to John MiddleKauf that Bridgewater contemplated returning to school, but no decision has been made.
Since last season’s Sugar Bowl against Florida, Teddy Bridgewater became a household name to the American public and was headed for a surefire first round pick in 2014. Now it seems, the only thing that can stop Bridgewater is Teddy.
The upside to Bridgewater staying in Louisville for his senior season is bountiful. The Cardinals move into the ACC next season and the potential matchup with Florida State and Jameis Winston would be an epic event.
There truly is no right or wrong decision in this situation. However, the teams missing out could hold the first five picks in the 2014 NFL draft.
Teddy Bridgewater will make the most informed decision, but when push comes to shove, he must follow his heart.
In 2013, Bridgewater threw 28 touchdown passes and four interceptions. Still, there is a sense of unfinished business around the Louisville program after this season.
Louisville plays Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 28.