NFL veterans and Chicago Bears teammates Brandon Marshall and Jay Cutler are working with former Louisville star Teddy Bridgewater in his pre-draft training, giving the first-round draft prospect an up-close look at what NFL throws -- and catches -- are supposed to look like.
The players are working together at FitSpeed Athletic Performance, an athletic training facility in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., co-founded by Marshall. Cutler is entering his ninth NFL season, and sixth as the Bears' quarterback. Marshall will be a nine-year NFL veteran this fall as well, and has enjoyed two of the best seasons of his career since he was traded to the Bears before the 2012 season.
Bridgewater's agent, Kennard McGuire, confirmed to College Football 24/7 that his client is training with the pair.
Marshall, who is also represented by McGuire, took to Instagram late last month to welcome Bridgewater to the facility, although Cutler was not mentioned:
Marshall's photo would seem to indicate that Bridgewater, as he promised after his pro-day workout, would be a gloves-on passer upon his return to training in Florida. The potential top-10 pick wore gloves in passing for 3,970 yards at Louisville last year, but didn't wear them on pro day and struggled as an apparent result.
NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah's latest mock draft projects Bridgewater to be chosen No. 26 overall by the Cleveland Browns. Analyst Charles Davis' latest mock has Bridgewater going to the Browns, too, but he projects Cleveland will use its first overall pick on the QB at No. 4 overall.
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