Teddy Bridgewater

Miami Dolphins
Quarterback #5
Miami Dolphins
Quarterback #5

Teddy Bridgewater News

Considered questionable again

Bridgewater (knee) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the 49ers, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Bridgewater was limited throughout Week 13 prep due to a knee injury that's sidelined him for five consecutive contests. The backup quarterback is once again listed as questionable, but if he remains out for a sixth straight game, Skylar Thompson would presumably continue to operate as the top backup behind Tua Tagovailoa.

Dec 2, 2022 12:48 PM EST

Limited at practice Wednesday

Bridgewater (knee) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday ahead of Sunday's game at San Francisco, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Bridgewater has been held out of five consecutive games with a knee injury, but his participation at practice signals that he may be nearing a return from his extended absence. Were the veteran signal caller to miss Week 13 at the 49ers though, rookie seventh-rounder Skylar Thompson would once again be set to serve as Tua Tagovailoa's primary backup.

Nov 30, 2022 1:49 PM EST

Held out again

Bridgewater (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Analysis: Bridgewater is slated to miss his fifth consecutive contest as a result of a knee injury, though he likely wouldn't have seen much action as long as starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa remains healthy. Rookie Skylar Thompson will now serve as the primary backup signal caller in Week 12.

Nov 27, 2022 8:46 AM EST

Availability up in the air Week 12

Bridgewater (knee) is considered questionable to play Sunday against the Texans, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Bridgewater was sidelined with a knee injury during the Dolphins' Week 9 win over the Browns, and he remained a limited participant in practice coming off the team's Week 11 bye. With the veteran's status still uncertain Friday, rookie Skylar Thompson could be set to step in as Miami's No. 2 quarterback behind Tua Tagovailoa in Week 12.

Nov 25, 2022 6:24 PM EST

Limited at practice Wednesday

Bridgewater (knee) logged a limited practice session Wednesday, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Bridgewater was been battling a knee injury for the past two weeks, and he was inactive for the Dolphins' Week 10 contest against Cleveland prior to their Week 11 bye. He appears to still be struggling with the issue, though his ability to practice in a limited capacity Wednesday suggests he could be available against Houston on Sunday. Should he be unable to go, Skylar Thompson would be in line to be the primary backup behind Tua Tagovailoa.

Nov 23, 2022 3:12 PM EST

Inactive Sunday

Bridgewater (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Browns.

Analysis: Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Bridgewater's knee flared up this week and the Dolphins have elected to play it safe with their No. 2 QB, which sets the stage for Skylar Thompson to back up Tua Tagovailoa on Sunday. Bridgewater will now target a return to the mix in Week 12 versus the Texans, following Miami's Week 11 bye.

Nov 13, 2022 8:51 AM EST

Not available for backup duties

Bridgewater (knee), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns, is expected to be inactive this week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Bridgewater was a limited participant in Friday's practice after a chronic knee issue flared up on him, and while the injury isn't considered a serious one, the Dolphins are inclined to err on the side of caution with the veteran signal-caller by keeping him out this week. Rookie seventh-round pick Skylar Thompson will likely step in for Bridgewater as the backup to starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

Nov 13, 2022 5:50 AM EST

Questionable to play Sunday

Bridgewater (knee) was a limited participant during practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns, Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site reports.

Analysis: Bridgewater unexpectedly popped up on Miami's injury report Friday, though it's unclear when or how this knee issue first arose. The veteran signal-caller was previously sidelined with a concussion and also dealt with a pectoral injury that kept him limited up until Week 6, leaving rookie Skylar Thompson to step in for injured starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for two games. If Bridgewater's game status does not improve heading into Sunday, then Thompson should slot in as the Dolphins' No. 2 quarterback against Cleveland on Sunday.

Nov 11, 2022 12:51 PM EST

300-yard effort in emergency duty

Bridgewater entered Sunday's loss to the Vikings for an injured Skylar Thompson (thumb) with 11:38 remaining in the second quarter and completed 23 of 34 passes for 329 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed once for 10 yards.

Analysis: Bridgewater found himself in a similar scenario as when he entered the Week 4 loss to the Bengals for Tua Tagovailoa, and he was even more impressive Sunday while putting the Dolphins in position to at least attempt an onside kick with more than a minute remaining and down by eight. Both of Bridgewater's touchdown passes went to an unlikely target in tight end Mike Gesicki, but he displayed outstanding chemistry with the elite wideout duo of Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle as well. Bridgewater has unquestionably demonstrated his value as an insurance policy, but he's slated to remain in the No. 2 role in Week 7 against the Steelers next Sunday night with Tagovailoa slated to return to action after clearing concussion protocol Saturday.

Oct 16, 2022 2:37 PM EST

Deemed healthy, still backing up

Bridgewater is no longer listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup, but the veteran quarterback is still expected to back up Skylar Thompson, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: This makes sense considering the Dolphins earlier Saturday announced Bridgewater and Tua Tagovailoa had both cleared their respective concussion protocols. Given neither were able to practice much this week, the former is expected to be the backup to the rookie Thompson while the latter will be held out until next week's primetime matchup against the Steelers. Bridgewater also injured his pec in last week's contest, but the injury is not believed to be serious.

Oct 15, 2022 11:45 AM EST

Clears protocols, status uncertain

Bridgewater cleared concussion protocols Saturday, but the veteran is still expected to backup rookie Skylar Thompson on Sunday against the Vikings, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Bridgewater also reportedly injured his pec, but the injury is deemed to be minor. The veteran missed most of practice this week going through the various stages of concussion protocol, which appears to be the reason the Dolphins are opting to start Thompson who was unimpressive in the loss against the Jets last week. Expect the Dolphins to officially announce the backup plan prior to the 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday.

Oct 15, 2022 7:32 AM EST

Questionable for Week 6

The Dolphins list Bridgewater as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings due to his placement in the concussion protocol in addition to a right pectoral injury.

Analysis: Though Bridgewater passed all concussion tests after exiting in the first quarter of last week's loss to the Jets, the league's recently revised policy for addressing head injuries resulted in the veteran quarterback's placement in the protocol. He wasn't able to resume practicing fully until Friday, as he was a limited participant Wednesday and Thursday before taking every rep in the Dolphins' final Week 6 practice. The pec injury isn't believed to be a concern for Bridgewater and the expectation is that he'll formally exit the concussion protocol before Sunday's game, but because he didn't practice fully this week, the Dolphins aren't likely to ask him to serve as anything more than a backup. Rookie Skylar Thompson is on track to make his first NFL start Sunday while Bridgewater likely serve as the No. 2 option both this weekend and for the foreseeable future, as top signal-caller Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) also practiced fully Friday and tentatively looks on pace to end his two-game absence from the lineup Oct. 23 against the Steelers.

Oct 14, 2022 2:09 PM EST

Takes step forward in protocol

Bridgewater (concussion) will be on the field for limited, non-contact participation at Thursday's practice, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Bridgewater was present for Wednesday's practice, but he didn't take part in any on-field work and was instead limited to light aerobic activities off to the side. His ability to mix into non-contact drills suggests he's advanced to either the third or fourth phase of the NFL's five-step concussion protocol. Head coach Mike McDaniel has already ruled out the possibility of Bridgewater starting a second consecutive game this weekend against the Vikings even though top quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) won't play, but if he's able to put in a full practice Friday, Bridgewater could be cleared to serve as rookie Skylar Thompson's backup Sunday.

Oct 13, 2022 7:38 AM EST

To be backup if cleared

Coach Mike McDaniel said Wednesday that Bridgewater (head) will handle backup duties behind Skylar Thompson if he can clear the concussion protocol in time to suit up Week 6, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Analysis: The Dolphins will proceed through practice this week with the plan of Thomson starting Sunday's game against the Vikings, while Bridgewater works his way through the concussion protocol. McDaniel also confirmed that Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) isn't a candidate to return Week 6. Bridgewater isn't expected to practice in any capacity Wednesday, but he could return to limited activity Thursday.

Oct 12, 2022 8:08 AM EST

In concussion protocol

Bridgewater is in the NFL's concussion protocol after exiting Sunday's 40-17 loss to the Jets, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Though Bridgewater subsequently passed his concussion evaluation and doesn't have concussion symptoms at this stage, per Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network, under the league's revised policy on handling head injuries and/or concussions, the QB was deemed a "no-go" to return to Sunday's contest based on the judgement of the booth ATC spotter (independent certified athletic trainer) and was replaced by Skylar Thompson. Bridgewater, who was starting in place of Tua Tagovailoa, who is also in the concussion protocol and without a return timetable, will now look to gain clearance to play ahead of next Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Oct 9, 2022 2:04 PM EST

Won't return Sunday

Bridgewater (elbow/head) won't return to Sunday's game against the Jets.

Analysis: Per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Bridgewater being held out for the remainder of Sunday's contest is related to the NFL's new concussion protocol, though there are reports that the QB was able to pass his initial concussion tests. In his absence, Skylar Thompson is handling Miami's signal-caller duties against the Jets.

Oct 9, 2022 11:13 AM EST

Departs Sunday's game

Bridgewater suffered an elbow injury and is under evaluation for a concussion during Sunday's game at the Jets.

Analysis: On the play in which Bridgewater was called for intentional grounding while getting taken to the ground by Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner in his own end zone, the quarterback visited the sideline tent before making his way to the locker room. Per Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald, Bridgewater was accompanied by an unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant, but it remains to be seen if he'll be ruled out. Rookie seventh-round pick Skylar Thompson took over under center with Tua Tagovailoa already in the concussion protocol.

Oct 9, 2022 10:26 AM EST

Set for Week 5 start

Coach Mike McDaniel confirmed Monday that Bridgewater will start in place of Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) versus the Jets in Week 5, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Bridgewater will fill in for Tagovailoa for at least Week 5, though it remains to be seen whether he'll end up seeing a longer stretch of relief duty. The veteran game manager completed 14 of 23 passes for 193 yards with one touchdown and one interception after taking over in the second quarter of Thursday's loss to the Bengals, and versus a suspect Jets secondary he could be a legitimate fantasy option in multi-QB formats. Skylar Thompson figures to handle backup duties while Tagovailoa remains sidelined.

Oct 3, 2022 10:44 AM EST

Capable in emergency duty Thursday

Bridgewater entered Thursday night's 27-15 loss to the Bengals for an injured Tua Tagovailoa (head/neck) with 5:13 remaining in the second quarter and completed 14 of 23 passes for 193 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed once for 11 yards.

Analysis: Bridgewater turned in the type of performance he was essentially brought to Miami for, using his experience to hit the ground running and immediately complete a 16-yard pass to Trent Sherfield that set the Dolphins up for a 52-yard field-goal attempt, which ultimately was blocked. Bridgewater then helmed a nine-play, 75-yard scoring march on his first full possession, capping it off with a seven-yard touchdown toss to Chase Edmonds. Bridgewater subsequently led another 88-play drive that culminated in a field goal and had the offense deep in Bengals territory late and down by only five before throwing an interception at the Cincinnati nine-yard line. Tagovailoa was feeling well enough after being evaluated at the hospital to travel home with the rest of the team per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, but it remains to be seen if Bridgewater will need to make a spot start in his stead in a Week 5 road matchup versus the Jets a week from Sunday.

Sep 29, 2022 9:02 PM EST

Makes cameo before Tua's return

Bridgewater didn't complete either of his two pass attempts in Sunday's 21-19 win over the Bills.

Analysis: Bridgewater entered the game after Tua Tagovailoa suffered a back injury, but Tua returned to the game, pushing Bridgewater back to the bench. In addition to the pair of incompletions, Bridgewater also took a sack. Tagovailoa's likely to play Thursday against the Bengals, but Bridgewater would slot in under center if Tagovailoa suffers a setback.

Sep 26, 2022 12:27 PM EST

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