Lions Sign Veteran Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater with the Panthers in 2020.
Teddy Bridgewater with the Panthers in 2020. Photograph by John Fisher/CSM/Shutterstock (11629188bs)

The Detroit Lions solidified their quarterback place with veteran signal-caller Teddy Bridgewater. The workforce reportedly added Bridgewater to a one-year take care of the intention of creating him their backup quarterback behind starter Jared Goff.

Bridgewater spent the 2022 marketing campaign with the Miami Dolphins, taking part in in 5 video games, together with two begins. He accomplished p.c of his passes whereas throwing for 683 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 4 picks.

It was no secret that the Lions needed to get a confirmed quarterback possibility within the constructing. The workforce expects to be aggressive this yr and needed somebody that would win them video games even when Goff will get injured. Bridgewater, together with his expertise as a high-end backup, suits the outline.

With Bridgewater on their roster, the Lions will possible transfer away from veteran Nate Sudfeld. In addition they have this yr’s third-round choose Hendon Hooker on their roster, however the Tennessee product is at present recovering from an ACL damage.

Teddy Bridgewater began his profession with the Minnesota Vikings, who took him with the ultimate choose of the primary spherical within the 2014 NFL Draft. Bridgewater ended up successful the beginning job early in his rookie season earlier than main the Vikings to an 11-5 document in his sophomore yr and incomes a Professional Bowl nod.

Bridgewater’s professional profession got here to a halt after he suffered a critical knee damage through the 2016 offseason. After two years away from soccer, he left Minnesota and frolicked with the New Orleans Saints, the Carolina Panthers, and the Denver Broncos.

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