Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said Monday that he's still "undecided" on whether to return to school for his senior season 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, according to ESPN.com's Brett McMurphy. "I will talk to my mom and the coaches before making my decision. I'm not leaning either way."
Bridgewater is rated as the top potential quarterback in next year's NFL Draft by numerous publications, and he's typically in the top-five or top 10 selections in mock drafts. SI.com's Chris Burke currently projects that Bridgewater would go No. 1 to the Houston Texans, who are in desperate need of a franchise quarterback.
Bridgewater said, though, that the team that ends up getting the No. 1 pick wouldn't necessarily factor in his decision. He also said that he would think about returning primarily because he would be "playing in a new conference against better talent and being able to play another year with guys I've had great relationships with at Louisville." According to McMurphy, Bridgewater's decision won't come until a few days after Louisville takes on Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 28.