Passionate and enthusiastic in his games, Teddy Bridgewater has always been known for his stellar football performances from his high school days. His intelligence, work habits, as well as decent skill set – including a pro-style offense, an above-average arm and an outstanding poise in the pocket, did not only help him in gaining the attention of most viewers but also has earned him a nice stance among top players of his time.
Who is Teddy Bridgewater and How Old is He?
Teddy Bridgewater is a famous American football quarterback born on November 10, 1992, in Liberty City, Miami, Florida. He was born as Theodore Bridgewater Jr. to his parents Teddy Bridgewater Sr. and Rose Murphy. The youngest of four children born to his parents, Bridgewater grew up with his older siblings namely Harry Gathers, Nicole Gathers, and Andrea Bridgewater, raised singlehandedly by their mother. Teddy is an African-American and his nationality is American.
Passionate about football from his early years, the young Liberty City kid attended Northwestern High School where he seized the golden opportunity to develop his football skills, playing as a starting quarterback. At the end of his career in high school, he was already famous. He played with his team in the Army All-American Bowl for 2011 and was rated the 6th-best dual-threat quarterback prospect by the Rivals.com. He finished his high school career with 1,560 yards, 97 of 160 attempts, 16 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions.
Beginning his college career with the Cardinals of the University of Louisville, Teddy Bridgewater started as a backup player for team Cardinals but later moved to the starter position, appearing in three seasons and earning good football titles such as the Big East Offensive Player of the Year and the Big East Rookie of the Year. Teddy finished his rookie season in college with 191 of 296 passes for 2,129 yards, 12 interceptions, and 14 touchdowns. He started his sophomore season with 1 of 12 regular season games and ended the season with a total of 267 of 387 passes for 3,452 yards, 25 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Before joining the NFL draft in 2014, Teddy recorded an outstanding performance in his Junior college career and was awarded the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl MVP after completing 303 of 427 passes for 3,970 yards, 31 touchdowns and 4 interceptions.
NFL Career and Injury Update
Following a successful college career, Teddy Bridgewater was projected as one of the top prospects for the NFL 2014 Draft and was eventually selected by the Minnesota Vikings with the 32nd pick in the first round of the draft. He then signed a four-year contract worth $6.85 million and a signing bonus of $3.3 million. He started as the second-string quarterback and made his regular season debut on September 21, 2014, in a match against the New Orleans Saints, finishing with 150 passing yards.
Bridgewater was off the football field for most of the 2016 and 2017 season following a non-contact injury he had on his left leg during their training season. His doctor confirmed that he suffered an ACL injury as well as dislocation of a knee joint and added that he would be off the field for a total of 19 months.
Returning to the pitch after a long period of recovery, Teddy Bridgewater, on March 18, 2018, signed a year contract with the New York Jets but on August 29, 2018, the Jets sold him off to the New Orleans Saints. He was traded for a 2019 third-round draft pick. He debuted with his new team on October 8, in a match against the Washington Redskins, and finished the season’s game with 14 of 22 passes for 118 yards with a single touchdown and interception in the Saints’ 33–14 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
Salary and Net Worth
Bridgewater’s one year contract with the New York Jets only earned him $500, 000 signing bonus but according to some reports, he is expected to earn as much as $15 million from non-guaranteed salaries and incentives.
As a prominent player in the National Football League, Teddy Bridgewater has earned quite a lot from his football career which on the other hand, has helped in boosting his net worth. As of 2018, his net worth is estimated at $6.85 million.
Height & Other Body Measurements
The African-American football quarterback has an impressive height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) which is perfect for his position. However, the average height of an NFL Quarterback is a little over 6 feet 3 inches. Bridgewater also weighs 98 kg which is equivalent to 215 lbs.