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Detroit Lions Sign Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater, a former Broncos quarterback, joins the Lions. In 2021, Bridgewater made 14 starts for Denver.

Veteran quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is heading to the Motor City two years after his time with the Denver Broncos.

Bridgewater was signed by the Detroit Lions on Monday to serve as Jared Goff’s backup at quarterback. After a July exercise and months of interest from the organisation, the transaction apparently came together.

Since March, “the #Lions have checked in on Teddy Bridgewater, maintaining steady interest,” NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted. They finally welcomed him for a visit in late July. And a deal is completed today.

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Bridgewater, a former first-round pick and member of the Pro Bowl, played for the Broncos in 2021. With 14 starts, a completion percentage of 66.9%, 3,052 yards, 18 touchdowns, and seven interceptions, he finished the season on injured reserve after suffering a concussion.

Last season, Bridgewater, 30, brought his skills to Miami and replaced injured Dolphins starter Tua Tagovailoa with five appearances, including two starts.

Bridgewater, who has also played for the Vikings and Panthers, rejoins Detroit’s head coach Dan Campbell, with whom he was previously acquainted during their time together with the Saints (2018–19).

“When you spend two years with someone, you really get a sense of what they’re capable of. the wiring of them. His mentality,” Campbell told reporters on Tuesday. “I watched him at work. He’s run the offence in front of me. I’ve witnessed him at pivotal times. I’ve witnessed him cultivate young potential in his receivers. Drew Brees leaves us after going 5-0. He entered the area and maintained the ship’s buoyancy and course in the direction we required. I greatly value that. That is all we require.

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