Teddy Bridgewater Told Agent He Did Not Want to Be Drafted by Browns

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistMay 13, 2014

USA Today

Now that Teddy Bridgewater has nothing to lose, he can be completely honest.

During his appearance on The Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday, the Minnesota Vikings' new quarterback let the world know that he had always preferred the Vikings over the Browns in regard to which team would draft him in the 2014 NFL draft.

According to ESPNCleveland.com's Tony Grossi, the Browns were ready to hand in a card with Bridgewater's name on it until owner Jimmy Haslam ordered the team to draft Johnny Manziel. The Browns deny that report.

It looks like Bridgewater may be in a good situation despite falling to the last pick of the first round. He will have Adrian Peterson, Greg Jennings and Cordarrelle Patterson to work with on offense in Minnesota.

Of course, Bridgewater probably didn't want to see his name wind up on the infamous Browns quarterback jersey:

Bridgewater didn't want to play for Cleveland, and Browns fans are thrilled to have Manziel on the team. It looks like everyone got what they wanted.

[Dan PatrickTwitter, h/t Will Brinson]