Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has started all of six games since the end of the 2015 season. He nearly lost his life after suffering a serious leg injury back in 2016.
One of the most-respected players in the game, Bridgewater rebounded by winning all five of his starts as a member of the New Orleans Saints last season.
He has now been paid accordingly. According to multiple media reports, the Carolina Panthers have signed Bridgewater to a three-year, $60 million contract.
Talk about getting paid big time. He’s more than worth it. He’s obviously earned it, too.
The NFL world responded in kind to the news on Tuesday.
And there it is. Teddy Bridgewater to the #Panthers. Absolutely love this move for both sides.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) March 17, 2020
Teddy Bridgewater, getting the ball out quickly/accurately to playmakers like CMC, Moore, Samuel etc. makes so much sense.— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) March 17, 2020
I love this for the #Panthers.
Sign Teddy Bridgewater, front-load the contract so he's relatively inexpensive in 2021-22, rebuild in the draft this year, compete next year, stay out of the QB development cycle without overpaying. Love this concept for the #Panthers— Mike Tanier (@MikeTanier) March 17, 2020
Teddy Bridgewater's career was nearly derailed due to a devastating knee injury in 2016. He fought back and was willing to sign up for a back-up job. When given the chance, he performed admirably. When he wasn't playing, he was the ideal teammate. He has earned this deal.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 17, 2020
Comeback kid— DIGGS (@stefondiggs) March 17, 2020
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While many quarterbacks have thrown passes for the Minnesota Vikings over the years, this quiz only lists the signal callers who led the team in passing yards in the years displayed.