ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported that for University of Louisville Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has signed a 3-Year, $63 Million deal with the Carolina Panthers. Pro contract database Spotrac confirmed the details. Bridgewater was originally drafted out of UofL by the Minnesota Vikings and was the Pepsi Rookie of the Year in 2014.
Bridgewater’s career was derailed in Minnesota by a freak accident where he broke his leg (and reportedly nearly lost the leg) and missed an entire season. The New York Jets picked up Bridgewater once medically cleared and dealt him to the New Orleans Saints after a successful 2018 pre-season in New York. Teddy was 5-0 in games started in New Orleans in 2019 in a back-up role to Drew Brees who missed 5 starts with a thumb ligament tear suffered vs. the Los Angeles Rams.
Teddy threw for 9817 yards and 72 TDs with a career completion percentage of 68.4% as a Louisville Cardinal. He led Louisville to a 11-2 record during the 2012 season that ended with winning the Sugar Bowl MVP and led Louisville to a 12-1 record in 2013.
Teddy’s 3-year deal expires after the 2022 season, Bridgewater will be 31 years old when he enters Free Agency in 2023.
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