Teddy Bridgewater started his NFL career going 6-6 in his rookie season, and then followed that up with a 11-5 campaign in year two. It appeared the former Louisville dual-threat quarterback would be penciled in as Minnesota’s signal-caller for years to come.
However, Bridgewater experienced a devastating non-contact knee injury on Aug. 30, 2016, derailing the outlook to the start of his young career. The injury contained a knee dislocation and tore several ligaments, including a torn ACL. He then missed the entire 2016 season and nearly all of 2017.
The Vikings then moved on from their former No.32 overall pick as Bridgewater signed with the New York Jets where he didn’t appear in a single game. In 2018, he inked a deal with the New Orleans Saints as the backup to Drew Brees. Bridgewater re-signed in 2019 for the same role, before starting six games for New Orleans while Brees recovered from a hand injury.
Bridgewater seized the opportunity, winning all of the games in which he started, and the league took notice. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported that Bridgewater is expected to have a strong market in free agency and could land a multi-year deal, around $30M per year.
So which teams could show interest in the Bridgewater sweepstakes?