Traded to Saints
The Saints have acquired QB Teddy Bridgewater from the Jets in exchange for a 3rd-round draft pick, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
This feels like a win for both sides. Bridgewater has performed very well this preseason for the Jets, but he was never in the long-term plans after the Jets drafted Sam Darnold. New Orleans gets a high-quality backup behind Drew Brees, and potentially an heir apparent whenever the 39-year-old Brees trots off into the sunset. From an immediate fantasy perspective, Bridgewater lends stability to all of the Saints skill position players as a capable backup if anything happens to Brees.
Signs Record Setting Deal
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has signed a contract extension worth $134 million, including over $100 million guaranteed.
Rodgers surpasses Matt Ryan as the highest paid player in the NFL, and deservedly so. He’s now locked in until 2023 and will remain a fixture atop fantasy football quarterback rankings for as long as his brittle collarbones allow.
Signs Lucrative Contract Extension
The Seahawks have given WR Tyler Lockett a three-year contract extension worth up to $37.8 million, reports Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network.
The speedy former third-round draft pick has shown flashes, but hasn’t lived up to expectations in his first three seasons in Seattle. However, this deal is a clear indication that the Seahawks see big things in store for Lockett, and there is a lot of opportunity with 217 targets vacated from last year’s receiving corps. Lockett will be a focal point for Russell Wilson on the other side of Doug Baldwin, and looks like a steal at his current ADP of WR53.