Theodore Edmond Bridgewater Jr. (born November 10, 1992) is an American football quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisville and was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. During his second season, he led the Vikings to a division title and earned Pro Bowl honors.
However, upon suffering a severe leg injury the following off-season, Bridgewater appeared in only one game over the next two years. Bridgewater joined the New Orleans Saints in 2019 as a backup but served as the team’s starter in relief of Drew Brees. He later held starting roles with the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos for one season each before joining the Dolphins in 2022 as a backup.
On March 26, 2020, Bridgewater signed a three-year, $63 million contract with the Carolina Panthers. Bridgewater made his debut with the Panthers in Week 1 against the Las Vegas Raiders. During the game, Bridgewater threw for 269 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown to former Jets’ teammate Robby Anderson, in the 34-30 loss.
During Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Bridgewater finished with 367 passing yards and two interceptions as the Panthers lost, 31-17. In Week 3 against the Los Angeles Chargers, Bridgewater threw for 235 yards and one touchdown during the 21–16 win. This was Bridgewater’s first win as a Panther. In Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons, Bridgewater threw for 313 yards and two touchdowns during the 23–16 win.
In Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs, Bridgewater threw for 310 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 19 yards and another touchdown during the 33-31 loss. Bridgewater finished the season with career-high totals in several statistics, including completions (340), passing yards (3,733), touchdowns (15), and rushing yards (279).
On April 28, 2021, weeks after the Panthers acquired Sam Darnold in a trade with the Jets, Bridgewater was traded to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a 2021 sixth-round pick. The team brought in Bridgewater to compete with incumbent quarterback Drew Lock, and the players split starts throughout the 2021 preseason. On August 25, 2021, the Broncos announced that Bridgewater had won the starting job.
On September 12, Bridgewater made his Broncos debut on the road against the New York Giants, completing 28-of-36 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns in a 27–13 season-opening victory. He then led the team to 2–0 with a victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2 with a 328-yard, two-touchdown day. Bridgewater suffered a concussion in the Broncos Week 15 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals ruling him out for the rest of the season. Bridgewater was placed on injured reserve on January 5, 2022.
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He is 83 kg
Contract and Salary
He signed a 4 year, $705,000 contract, including a $0 signing bonus, $705,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $705,000.
He has an estimated net worth of between $1 million to $3 million.
He is 6 feet tall