Bridgewater makes sales pitch to Texans

Bridgewater makes sales pitch to Texans
March 17, 2014, 12:30 pm
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Texans owner Bob McNair believes his team is not in a rebuilding process, but instead in a position to win now. With the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming draft, Houston could draft the most NFL ready quarterback.

Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater has been called the most polished signal caller in the draft. In each of the last three seasons Bridgewater increased his completion percentage, passing yards, yards per pass and touchdowns from the year before. He also lowered his interceptions each year as well.

After his pro day in Louisville Monday, where both Rick Smith and Bill O'Brien were in attendance, Bridgewater made his best sales pitch to the Houston Texans when asked by NBCSN's Shaun King.

“You should take me No. 1 because first I’m a winner,” Bridgewater said to King. “I was able to win a lot of games in college. I’m accurate with the football, I’m smart with the football, won’t turn the ball over, I’m a leader for sure.”

Bridgewater wants to be a leader right from the start in the Texans locker room even though he knows he’ll be with NFL veterans that have wives and families.  

“I’ll be that guy that will be able to come in and gain those guys trust,” Bridgewater said. “Gain those guys attention not only with my play but with my presence and my mental approach to the game. Being the first one in the facility, being the last one out, Letting guys see that I’m the guy that how bad I want it.”

The Texans will most certainly be at Blake Bortles’ pro day on March 19 and Johhny Manziel’s pro day on March 27. Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, another option for the Texans at No. 1, will be at South Carolina’s pro day on April 2.