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 afterwards. His career is pretty young and is certainly one we should all be looking out for. The lad is impressive and here, you will find out just how.
Teddy Bridgewater’s Biography
Teddy had his first cry as a newborn on November 10, 1992. This 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, 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 team, 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, 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 interception. 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 Bowl.
At the beginning of the 2016 season, he suffered an injury as he tore his ACL and had a dislocated knee. Teddy 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. However, 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 made an interception from two pass attempts.
Teddy 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.
Height, Weight, Body Stats
Teddy stands impressively tall at 6 feet 2 inches or 1.88 m. At this height, he weighs 215 lbs, the equivalent of 98 kg.
His other body measurements like his biceps, chest, and waist measurements have not been obtained at this time. Being a football player, he sure does have an athletic body build.
Other Facts About The NFL Star
- Teddy Bridgewater is a Christian.
- He bagged a degree in Sports Administration in 2013 from the University of Louisville.
- Some reports claim that he lost his mother to breast cancer, but we can authoritatively say she survived the disease which has been in remission since 2008.
- After Teddy was drafted by the Vikings, Cadilac gifted his mother a unique pink coloured Escalade when they learned Teddy had always wanted to give her one since his third grade.
- The footballer has a net worth put at $2 million.
- He is not married but has a girlfriend whose name we learned is Erika Cardona.