The Detroit Lions are signing quarterback Teddy Bridgewater after hosting the 30-year-old on a visit in late July, sources told NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport.
Bridgewater will reunite with Lions head coach Dan Campbell. The pair spent the 2018-19 season together on the New Orleans Saints.
The 2014 first-round pick provides additional experience under center behind starter Jared Goff. Detroit also has Nate Sudfeld and rookie Adrian Martinez on its quarterback depth chart. 2023 third-round pick Hendon Hooker is on the non-football injury list as he rehabs from a torn ACL suffered in college.
Bridgewater backed up Tua Tagovailoa as a member of the Miami Dolphins last season. The Louisville product passed for 683 yards, four touchdowns, and four interceptions in five games. He earned two starts and finished the year with a 62% completion rate.
The Lions will be Bridgewater’s sixth NFL club. He also had stints with the Minnesota Vikings, Carolina Panthers, and Denver Broncos.
The veteran sports 33-32 record as a starter to go along with 15,120 yards, 75 touchdowns, and a 90.5 career passer rating.
“I’ve got a lot of respect for Teddy Bridgewater because I think he’s a winner in this league,” Campbell said in 2021, according to The Detroit News’ Justin Rogers.
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