Biography Of Teddy Bridgewater – An American Football Quarterback
Teddy Bridgewater addressed in full as Theodore Edmond Bridgewater II is an American football quarterback who plays in the richest sports league in America – NFL. His life has been all about football as he took to the sports right from high school, got better in college before going pro afterward. His career is pretty young and is certainly one we should all be looking out. The lad is impressive and here you will find out just how.
Teddy had his first cry as a newborn on November 10, 1992. This his first cry was heard in Liberty City, Miami, Florida by Teddy Bridgewater Sr. and Rose Murphy who are his parents. In his family, he has as his siblings Harry Gathers, Andrea Bridgewater (brothers) and Nicole Gathers (sister) who are all older than him. Reports had it that Teddy and his siblings were raised by their mother as a single parent.
The Liberty City kid schooled at Miami Northwestern High School where he took to and developed his love for football being supported by his mother. Teddy Bridgewater went on to improve his game as he became an indispensable member of the school’s football team. He played in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl and was rated by Rivals.com as the sixth best dual-threat quarterback prospect.
His college career kicked off with the Cardinals of the University of Louisville. He played a complete three seasons with the varsity, made an impressive 266 yards passes with a few touchdowns which saw to their emergence as victors in the 2013 Sugar Bowl against the Florida Gators. Going by his performance in college, Teddy was adjudged atop prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft.
As the 32nd and final pick of the first round in the 2014 NFL Draft, Teddy Bridgewater joined the Minnesota Vikings in a four-year contract worth $6.85 million and a signing bonus of $3.3 million. He started off as a second-string quarterback ahead of Christian Ponder but behind veteran Matt Cassel in the teams’ lineup.
In his rookie season with the Vikings, out of 13 games he played of which he started 12, Teddy finished with 2,919 passing yards, an 85.2 passer rating, 12 interceptions and 14 touchdowns. He thus got picked as the quarterback of the 2014 NFL All-Rookie team by the Pro Football Writers of America, this is in addition to his emergence as the 2014 Pepsi Rookie of the Year for which fans voted him tops.
He began the 2015 season with a 20–3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, recorded his lowest career passer rating of 45.7 but it was also in this season that he had the best game of his career. In a match against the Detroit Lions in Detroit, he went 25 of 35, 316 yards, recorded 2 touchdowns, no interceptions. The Minnesota Vikings won their first Division Title in 2009 with a 20-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers. At the end of the season, Teddy Bridgewater was named to his first Pro Bow.
At the beginning of the 2016 season, he suffered an injury: he tore his ACL and had a dislocated knee. He nursed this injury into the 2017 season at which time the Minnesota Vikings declined to extend his contract but would rather see him off as a free agent. But following his fast pace of recovery with personal workouts, the Vikings decided to include him in their PUP list. He played the week 15 game against the Cincinnati Bengals during which spectators gave him a standing ovation as he walked into the field. In the game which ended in a 34-7 victory for the Vikings, he posted an interception from two pass attempts.
He joined the New York Jets on the 18th day of March 2018 with a one-year contract that had $500, 000 signing bonus. Reports have it that he could make as much as $15 million from non-guaranteed salaries and incentives.
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