Teddy Bridgewater visiting with Miami Dolphins
It looks like Teddy Bridgewater isn’t a shoo-in to re-sign with the New Orleans Saints after all. Following reports that Bridgewater had turned down larger offers to say with the Saints as Drew Brees’ backup, the free-agent quarterback is meeting with the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday afternoon, according to Ben Volin of The Boston Globe.
Bridgewater played in five games for New Orleans this past season, making one start and completing 14 of his 23 passes for 118 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.
The 26-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Louisville, was originally selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round (32nd pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Bridgewater went on to start 12 games during his rookie campaign, throwing for 2,919 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions while completing 64.4 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 85.2.
Then, in 2015, Bridgewater made the Pro Bowl after finishing with 3,231 yards, 14 touchdowns, and nine picks, recording a completion percentage of 65.3 percent and a passer rating of 88.7.
Tragedy then struck for the Miami native in August 2016, when he suffered a devastating knee injury in training camp that knocked him out for the entire 2016 campaign.
He spent one more season in Minnesota in 2017, throwing just two passes. He then signed with the New York Jets last March, but the Jets then proceeded to trade him to the Saints last August.
The Dolphins are coming off of a season in which they won just seven games. Miami has made the playoffs just once since 2009.