Teddy Bridgewater

Detroit Lions
Quarterback #5
Detroit Lions
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Teddy Bridgewater Plans To Retire After This Season

Detroit Lions backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said that he plans to hang up his cleats and retire from professional football after the 2023 season concludes. In his ninth NFL season, Bridgewater hasn't attempted a pass this year as the backup to Jared Goff in his first year in Detroit. The 31-year-old was once considered a franchise QB for the Minnesota Vikings before suffering a devastating knee injury. He spent the first three years of his career in Minnesota and made his lone Pro Bowl appearance in 2015. Injuries continued to limit Bridgewater in recent years, and he made only two starts for the Miami Dolphins since 2021. If Bridgewater doesn't play the rest of this season, he'll end his career with a 66.4 completion percentage on 2,067 attempts for 15,120 yards, 75 touchdowns and 47 interceptions in 79 games (65 starts) with Minnesota, New Orleans, Carolina, Denver and Miami.

Dec 16, 2023 12:28 PM EST


Teddy Bridgewater Terrific In Preseason Finale Against Former Team

Detroit Lions quarterback Teddy Bridgewater took it to his former team, the Carolina Panthers, in preseason action Friday night, leading four scoring drives for Detroit (2-1) in their 26-17 win. He completed 13-of-22 attempts for 178 yards, including a 70-yard catch-and-run touchdown pass to rookie Antoine Green in the closing seconds of the first half. In a captivating game, Teddy Bridgewater showcased his precision and decision-making, connecting on key passes that drove his team down the field. Bridgewater's reliability makes him a solid handcuff for Jared Goff owners in all fantasy leagues.

Aug 26, 2023 8:49 AM EST



Teddy Bridgewater Complete Five Passes Loss To Jaguars

Detroit Lions quarterback Teddy Bridgewater completed five of his 11 passing attempts for 34 yards in the team's preseason loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The veteran signed with Detroit on Aug 10 and will presumably be locked into the QB2 role behind Jared Goff. Detroit selected Hendon Hooker in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft, but he has yet to come back from a torn ACL suffered in late October of 2022. That said, Bridgewater is an attractive deep superflex and two-QB roster stash. If Goff gets banged up, he would be a must-start in those deep formats where quarterbacks are scarce.

Aug 19, 2023 4:02 PM EST


Listed as questionable for Sunday

Bridgewater (finger/knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's playoff game against the Bills after practicing in a limited fashion this week, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Jan 13, 2023 12:37 PM EST


Optimism he can back up Sunday

The Dolphins are optimistic that Bridgewater (finger/knee) will be available in a backup role for Sunday's playoff game in Buffalo, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Jan 13, 2023 9:27 AM EST



Remains limited at practice

Bridgewater (finger/knee) remained limited at practice Thursday.

Jan 12, 2023 2:09 PM EST


Logs limited practice Wednesday

Bridgewater (knee/right finger) was limited at practice Wednesday, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.

Jan 11, 2023 1:24 PM EST


Working to be available vs. Bills

Coach Mike McDaniel said Wednesday that Bridgewater (finger/knee) is uncertain for Sunday's wild card playoff round against the Bills and that Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) is ruled out, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Jan 11, 2023 8:58 AM EST


Return to full practice TBD

Coach Mike McDaniel noted Monday that he's not sure if Bridgewater (knee/finger) is ready to practice in full at this stage, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Jan 9, 2023 2:58 PM EST


Active, but won't start

Bridgewater (finger/knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Jan 8, 2023 8:55 AM EST


Questionable, could be No. 2 QB

The Dolphins list Bridgewater (finger/knee) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Jan 6, 2023 2:04 PM EST


Will be backup if active

Bridgewater (finger) has a shot to be active Sunday against the Jets, but it would be in a backup role, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN reports.

Jan 6, 2023 9:16 AM EST


Remains limited in practice

Bridgewater (finger/knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Jan 5, 2023 1:25 PM EST


Listed as limited

Bridgewater (finger) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.

Jan 4, 2023 1:24 PM EST


Sstatus hinges on gripping ability

Bridgewater, who was diagnosed with a dislocated right pinky finger after exiting last week's 23-21 loss to the Patriots, hasn't been ruled out from starting Sunday's regular-season finale with the Jets, though his playing status will depend on whether he can grip the ball well enough to comfortably and accurately throw the football, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Jan 4, 2023 8:11 AM EST


Diagnosed with dislocated pinky

Head coach Mike McDaniel said Monday that Bridgewater has a dislocated pinky, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports.

Jan 2, 2023 2:00 PM EST


Broken finger likely

Bridgewater likely sustained a broken finger on his right hand during Sunday's loss at Miami, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Jan 1, 2023 5:35 PM EST


Hurts finger Sunday

Bridgewater was forced out of Sunday's game against the Patriots with a right finger injury.

Jan 1, 2023 12:28 PM EST


Set to start versus Patriots

With Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) out Sunday against the Patriots, Bridgewater will draw the start at QB for the Dolphins in Week 17, Marcel Louis-Jacques ESPN reports.

Dec 30, 2022 10:26 AM EST


In line to start Sunday

With Tua Tagovailoa having been diagnosed with a concussion, coach Mike McDaniel noted Wednesday that the Dolphins are planning to start Bridgewater in Sunday's game against Patriots, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN reports.

Dec 28, 2022 8:57 AM EST