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Teddy Bridgewater Signs With Miami Dolphins

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Teddy Bridgewater has signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

Bridgewater played 14 games for the Denver Broncos in 2021, ending the season with a .500 record at 7-7 throwing for 3,052 yards and a 66.9% completion. He ended the season with a concussion injury against the Bengals, missing the final 3 games.

He has a total of 14,437 NFL passing and 819 rushing yards in 7 seasons. Bridgewater has scored 71 passing touchdowns compared to 43 interceptions. He also has 11 rushing touchdowns (5 in Carolina, 2 in Denver). In 2020, the Carolina Panthers signed Teddy Bridgewater to a 3-year, $63M contract with $33M guaranteed, only to trade the quarterback to Denver (for a sixth-round 2021 draft pick) a year later. Denver paid $4.5million of Bridgewater’s contract with the Panthers having to pay him $7 million.

Bridgewater has suffered from a lot of bad luck in his career. He suffered a left knee injury in a 2016 pre-season training camp practice as he had torn his ACL and dislocated his knee needing significant surgery. He came back in Week 15 of the 2017 season. Bridgewater didn’t get a chance at the New York Jets either as they had spent their draft capital on Sam Darnold, so Teddy ended up in New Orleans with the Saints, albeit he was behind Drew Brees. Bridgewater was again replaced in Carolina by that man again (Sam Darnold).

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – DECEMBER 17: Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Minnesota Vikings passes the ball in the fourth quarter of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals on December 17, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Bridgewater had a strong college career at Louisville. In his junior year, he threw 31 touchdowns with only 4 interceptions in a 3,970-yard season. He had back-to-back victories in bowl games including being named game MVP in the 2013 Sugar Bowl. Bridgewater was drafted at number 32 in 2014 by the Minnesota Vikings in, what was seen at the time as, a strong QB draft class alongside Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel, and Derek Carr.

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