Teddy Bridgewater, a former quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, has agreed to play for the Miami Dolphins as a free agent. Bridgewater has reportedly agreed to a one-year contract, which he will sign on Wednesday at the start of free agency, according to ESPN source Adam Schefter.
Bridgewater, who went 7-7 as a starter with Denver last year, will assist Tua Tagovailoa in Miami. His fifth team overall and fourth in the last four of his seven NFL seasons is the Dolphins.
The Minnesota Vikings selected Bridgewater in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, giving him his professional debut. In his first two seasons as a starter, he was 17-11, and in 2015, he helped the Vikings reach the playoffs.
He missed the entirety of 2016 and the majority of 2017 due to a catastrophic knee injury. After finishing the 2017 season in Minnesota as a backup, he signed a free agent contract with the Jets.
Before being traded to New Orleans before the start of the regular season, Bridgewater spent the 2018 preseason with the Jets. In 2018, he served as Drew Brees’ backup, then in 2019, he replaced an injured Brees by starting five games. In those five starts, Bridgewater went 5-0 while completing 68% of his passes for 9 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.
In the 2020 offseason, Bridgewater agreed to a lucrative three-year deal with the Carolina Panthers. Before being traded to Denver in the spring, he would only play for Carolina for one season. He has an 11-18 record with 33 touchdowns and 18 interceptions over the last two seasons with the Broncos and Panthers.
According to sources, Bridgewater is the second quarterback available for free agency to reach a deal today. Additionally, the Pittsburgh Steelers and 27-year-old Mitchell Trubisky have agreed to a two-year contract. That matters to the New Orleans Saints, who are also contenders for a quarterback this offseason.
Did Teddy Bridgewater get traded to?
Teddy Bridgewater has been traded twice in his career. His first trade was on August 29, 2018, when the Jets traded Bridgewater and a 2019 sixth-round draft pick to the New Orleans Saints for a 2019 third-round draft pick. His next trade was on April 28, 2021, weeks after the Panthers acquired Sam Darnold in a trade with the Jets, He was also traded to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a 2021 sixth-round pick.