The former 2014 first round pick in quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is back in the division where he started—in the NFC North. This time, it’s not with the Minnesota Vikings.

Per multiple posts on X, Bridgewater is signing with the Detroit Lions to a one-year, $5 million deal to help backup Jared Goff and potentially be a mentor to the Lions’ 2023 third round pick in Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker.

Bridgewater comes to the Motor City after serving the last four years as a backup/bridge option for several different teams. He last played in 2022 with the Miami Dolphins, backing up for Tua Tagavailoa after he was sidelined with concussion-like symptoms.

The former Louisville prospect was Minnesota’s 32nd-overall selection back in 2014. He was off to a solid start to his career before suffering a severe knee injury in 2016 training camp.

With this signing, Detroit now has three different quarterbacks with starting experience in the NFL.

Bridgewater will join the likes of Goff, Nate Sudfeld, and rookies Hooker and Nebraska’s Adrian Martinez.


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