Cardinal quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been labeled as a “best of the rest” Heisman candidate for the 2012 season by Athlon Sports.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville (SO)
The true freshman built his confidence week upon week and now enters his second year as the top Heisman contender in the league. He trailed only Geno Smith in completion percentage last year (64.5%) and posted the Big East’s No. 2 passer efficiency (132.44) mark. Most importantly, he has added bulk and strength to his frame after playing his best ball down the stretch. He posted a career high 274 yards in the bowl loss and chucked five touchdowns in the final two games.
Expecting a Heisman vote for Teddy Bridgewater in the 2012 season is extremely unrealistic in my opinion. However, the fact that he’s being mentioned as a sophomore is impressive to say the least. Even if Bridgewater’s numbers are off the charts this season, Louisville would need to be a top ten team by the end of the season in order for Teddy to be even mentioned as a Heisman candidate.
Although a Hesiman vote is extremely unlikely this season, the future with Bridgewater under center is pretty bright. Teddy may be the best quarterback in Louisville history before it’s all said and done.