(NEW YORK) — Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said Monday that he is “undecided” whether to return to school for his senior year or enter the 2014 NFL Draft.
“I’ve been hearing all these stories that I’ve made a decision — I haven’t made a decision,” Bridgewater said Monday. “I will talk to my mom and the coaches before making my decision. I’m not leaning either way.”
The 21-year-old Bridgewater says that he will make the decision after Louisville’s bowl game. The Cardinals will face Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl in Dec 28. in Orlando.
Bridgewater went on to say that staying for his senior year would mean playing in a new conference and playing one more year with his teammates. Louisville moves to the ACC next year. He was also asked about what his main reason would be if he entered his name into the draft.
“I can finally say I reached my ultimate goal and it would change my mom’s life (financially),” he said. “I can make an impact on my environment, where I grew up in Miami, showing there’s no restrictions what you can reach. That someone from the same neighborhood can make it out.”
Bridgewater is currently the No. 1 rated quarterback prospect by ESPN’s Todd McShay, and the No. 8 player overall.
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