Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings is happy the team picked Teddy Bridgewater over Johnny Manziel.
“I truly believe that given any player, if they’re willing to work and willing to be better, that these two coaches [Zimmer and offensive coordinator Norv Turner] — two, literally, head coaches that we have on both sides of the ball — they can make anybody better,” Jennings said, via ESPN.com. “I just didn’t think — which was probably what their thought was — that Manziel fit what we were trying to get done, personality-wise.
Minnesota drafted linebacker Anthony Barr at No. 9 and traded up to take Bridgewater with the 32nd pick.
“What I know about him is, he’s a hard worker, he’s a smart kid and he wants to get better,” Jennings said. “Just that alone, it makes you want to work with someone.”‘
Bridgewater will likely work behind Matt Cassel.
“If I were a quarterback, I would want Matt to be my teacher,” Jennings said. “I would want to be behind a guy like Matt, because he approaches the game like a true professional. He’s not afraid of helping those who are pursuing his position. He’s just not. His makeup is, ‘Look, if we can all be better, our team is going to get better.'”
Ahhhh yeah. I’m excited about this young kid. Let’s go to work @teddyb_h2o!
— Greg Jennings (@GregJennings) May 9, 2014