With all the hype leading up to the college football season, you've probably heard the name Teddy Bridgewater thrown around in Heisman discussions and quarterback debates. But who exactly is this mysterious man? Well he's quite possibly the best football player in this year's draft class (yes, Jadeveon Clowney fans). He's the guy who got his helmet blasted off on the first pass play from scrimmage in the Sugar Bowl last year, got back up, said "thank you sir may I have another" and then nonchalantly lead his team to one of the biggest upsets in BCS history over the nation's 2nd ranked Florida defense. No, he doesn't have the flashy numbers that pop out to you on the TV screen, and he doesn't play the best competition on a week to week basis in his conference, but he is the best quarterback in college football.
One reason why he's so good at what he does is his decision making ability. Too often do college quarterbacks panic and look to take off when the feel pressure. What makes Teddy so unique is the fact that he can sense pressure, escape it while keeping his eyes downfield, and hit the open man. This ability was on full display in the Sugar Bowl against a far superior defensive line, but specifically against Cincinnati last season. On one particular play, he felt the pressure from his right, climbed the pocket and threw a perfect strike 51 yards down the sideline to his receiver Damian Copeland. This play, when observed closely, shows extreme maturity for a true sophomore QB, and displays skills that many NFL quarterbacks do not possess.