Week three of the NFL saw two former Louisville football stars shine while another emerged as the NFL’s fiercest trash talker. We review all that happened with Cards in the NFL in week three.
The NFL has always been fun to follow. But for Louisville football fans, things have gotten even more interesting than ever before due to the rise to prominence of Lamar Jackson and amazing turnaround by Teddy Bridgewater.
According to statistician guru Kelly Dickey, Louisville was one of just five schools to have two former quarterbacks start in the NFL in week three, including California (Aaron Rodgers, Jared Goff), North Carolina State (Jacoby Brissett, Philip Rivers), Oklahoma (Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray), and Washington State (Gardner Minshew, Luke Falk).
Both former Louisville quarterbacks had big implicating storylines heading into the game making their matchups must-watch television, and thankfully the local TV networks made sure that both games were on for fans in Louisville and surrounding areas to binge.
You had Lamar Jackson and the undefeated Baltimore Ravens going head-to-head with the Kansas City Chiefs (the only team to knock off the Ravens with Lamar Jackson as the starter in the regular season in 2018) and reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes. While Teddy Bridgewater was stepping into the starting role, replacing the injured Drew Brees and did so going against the Seattle Seahawks.
Both quarterbacks put together monster performances, dominating headlines in the process while entertaining all of Card Nation while former Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander made a big statement against the Broncos. Let’s recap the week three performances for each former Cardinal in the NFL.