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Bridgewater happy he's not a Brown?

Heading into last week's NFL draft, many predicted that the Cleveland Browns would select former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater at No. 22, their second of two first-round picks. And for good reason.

Leading up to the draft, the Browns reportedly spent upwards of $100,000 on an analytics study that weighed many variables in determining the best quarterback in the 2014 draft class, and the study found Bridgewater to be that guy.

Instead, as you know, the Browns went with Johnny Manziel and Bridgewater slipped to the last pick of the first round when Minnesota traded up to get him.

On Tuesday, Bridgewater appeared on "The Dan Patrick Show" and expressed some relief that he didn't end up in Cleveland. "I actually told my agent that that's not the place I want to be," Bridgewater said.

This could be the start of a little unexpected rivalry between the Vikings and Browns, but unfortunately the teams don't play each other at all in 2014.