Dolphins Meeting With Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater has agreed to a new deal with the Saints, but it might not be in the books just yet. The Dolphins are making a late push to sign the quarterback, according to Dianna Russini of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Indeed, Bridgewater is meeting with the Dolphins today, tweets Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, who notes reports of Bridgewater’s contract with New Orleans may have been premature.

With the Saints, Bridgewater would serve as the backup for and heir apparent to Drew Brees. However, the Dolphins have a starting job available and Bridgewater is from Miami. There’s reason to believe that Bridgewater would be interested, but there’s no word yet on whether he would entertain the idea of backing out of his Saints pact.

The Dolphins were believed to be eyeing former Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor for a starting role, but Taylor signed a two-year deal to become Philip Rivers‘ backup with the Chargers. Miami is fully expected to move on from Ryan Tannehill this offseason, either via trade or release, and embark on a “tanking” strategy for at least the next year or so. The club will still need someone under center, however, and the 26-year-old Bridgewater would give the Dolphins a youthful option with experience.

Bridgewater, of course, suffered a gruesome leg injury in 2016 that knocked him out of action for the following two seasons. He inked a one-year deal with the Jets last offseason, but was eventually dealt to the Saints for a third-round pick. Bridgewater started New Orleans’ final regular season game, completing 14-of-22 passes for 118 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.

Bridgewater started 28 games for the Vikings from 2014-15, averaging 3,075 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions during that time. Among the 30 quarterbacks who attempted at least 500 passes in those two seasons, Bridgewater ranked 22nd in passer rating, 25th in adjusted net yards per attempt, and 29th in touchdown percentage

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7 comments on “Dolphins Meeting With Teddy Bridgewater

  1. Begamin

    I really like Bridgewater. I would also stay away from Miami. Lots of valuable things to be learned playing behind Brees too

    • captainsalty

      Maybe if he was younger but he needs his own gig…I would go where there was the better chance of playing time if I were him

      • Begamin

        Yeah but playing in Miami seems worse for his career than waiting on Brees ro retire

    • cka2nd

      Not if they really are planning on tanking for a year or two. Especially if that includes letting their OL fall apart (I have no idea if that’s the case or not, I haven’t researched this, so I’m just saying).

  2. bradthebluefish
    bradthebluefish

    Not worth being a starter a team committed to tanking. Save your body and learn from Brees.

  3. elscorcho the marlin
    elscorcho the marlin

    I’d, selfishly, like to have Teddy back in Miami; but, I can’t say I disagree with the previous posts.

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