Player Profile and Personal Life
Teddy Bridgewater is an American quarterback playing for the Miami Dolphins NFL team.
Theodore Edmond Bridgewater Jr. is the son of Rose Murphy and Teddy Bridgewater Sr. He went to Miami Northwestern Senior High School. He was considered a 4-star recruit and the 6th-best dual-threat quarterback prospect.
Originally going to the University of Miami, he switched to the University of Louisville when Randy Shannon, Miami’s head coach, was fired.
|Height / weight||1.88 m / 98 kg|
|Born||10 Nov 1992|
|Miami Dolphins||2022 - present|
|New Orleans Saints||2018 - 2019|
|Minnesota Vikings||2014 - 2017|
The Minnesota Vikings chose Bridgewater as the 32nd and final pick in the 1st round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He signed with them a 4-year $6.85 million contract with a $3.3 million signing bonus.
His NFL debut was versus the New Orleans Saints on September 21, 2014. He was a relief for Cassel, who was injured and ended up on the injured reserve. As a result, Bridgewater was named the starting for the rest of the season.
In his rookie season, Bridgewater finished with 2,919 passing yards, 14 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. He had an 85.2 passer rating and made 209 rushing yards, a touchdown, 12 starts, and 13 games.
Bridgewater recorded his career-lowest passing rate in his second year. However, he helped his team win a division title which was the first time since 2009. He finished the season with 3,231 passing yards, 14 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions, along with 192 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns.
On August 30, 2016, Bridgewater suffered a tear on his ACL and dislocated his knee joint. As a result, he missed the entire season and even the 2017 season. Because he was declined the fifth-year option, he became a free agent.
Bridgewater signed with the New York Jets on March 18, 2018. However, he was traded to the New Orleans Saints on August 29. He signed a 1-year contract with the Saints on March 15, 2019, and debuted on October 8 versus the Washington Redskins.
For the 2020 season, Bridgewater signed a 3-year deal with the Carolina Panthers. He debuted with them in Week 1 versus the Las Vegas Raiders, throwing for 269 yards along with a 75-yard touchdown. Bridgewater finished the season with 340 completions, 3,733 passing yards, 15 touchdowns, and 279 rushing yards.
In the 2021 season, Bridgewater was next traded to the Denver Broncos. He was the starting quarterback, leading them to a victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, he concussed himself in Week 15 during the game versus the Cincinnati Bengals.
On March 17, 2022, he signed a 1-year $10 million deal with the Miami Dolphins.
- 2020 – Art Rooney Award
- 2015 – Pro Bowl
- 2014 – Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year
- 2014 – PFWA All-Rookie Team
- 2013 – Second-Team All-AAC
- 2012 – Big East Offensive Player ofthe Year
- 2012 – First-Team All-Big East
- 2011 – Big East Rookie of the Year