Player Outlook
Bridgewater goes from the starter in Carolina and Denver the past two seasons to being the backup in Miami this year behind Tua Tagovailoa. In that role, Bridgewater has minimal Fantasy value heading into the season and should not be drafted in most leagues. We could see Bridgewater have an impact in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues if Tagovailoa gets hurt, but then you can add Bridgewater off waivers.

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2021 3052 18 7 106 2 23817
2020 3733 15 11 279 5 27018
3y Avg. 2723 14 7 139 2 20315.6
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  • Dolphins' Teddy Bridgewater: Entrenched as backup

    Coach Mike McDaniel described Bridgewater (concussion) as the Dolphins' "backup" quarterback during Monday's press conference at the NFL's annual league meetings, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports. Bridgewater recently declined to discuss the role promised to him after signing with Miami, but McDaniel has now made absolutely clear that the plan moving forward is for the 29-year-old to enter Week 1 as the No. 2 option. McDaniel said the priority for Bridgewater and the coaching staff is "empowering Tua [Tagovailoa] to be the player he can be." Bridgewater, who missed the final four games of the 2021 season with a concussion, is one of the more accomplished and capable backups in the league, and he could certainly provide valuable mentorship for Tagovailoa, who is heading into a make-or-break third year in the NFL.
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  • Dolphins' Teddy Bridgewater: Bound for South Florida

    Bridgewater (concussion) agreed Monday with the Dolphins on a one-year contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Though Bridgewater won't get the chance to compete for a starting role for the Dolphins with the team having committed to Tua Tagovailoa as its top quarterback, the chance to return to his hometown of Miami was too enticing to pass up. Before he missed the final four games of the 2021 season with a concussion, Bridgewater made 14 starts for the Broncos and completed 66.9 percent of his attempts for 3,052 yards, 18 touchdowns and seven interceptions while adding 106 yards and two scores on the ground. The 29-year-old's time as a full-time NFL starter may be over, but he'll profile as one of the more accomplished backup options in the league.
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  • Broncos' Teddy Bridgewater: Lands on IR

    Denver placed Bridgewater (concussion) on injured reserve Wednesday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports. The move officially ends Bridgewater's 2021 season, with the quarterback finishing with a 66.9 percent completion rate for 3,052 yards and an 18:7 TD:INT to go with 106 rushing yards and two scores on the ground over 14 appearances. Drew Lock is in line to make his third straight start in Saturday's contest against Kansas City, provided he's able to play through a shoulder issue he picked up during Denver's Week 17 loss to the Chargers.
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  • Broncos' Teddy Bridgewater: Misses practice, likely out Week 18

    Bridgewater (concussion) was listed as a non-participant on Tuesday's estimated practice report, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports. Though head coach Vic Fangio hasn't officially ruled Bridgewater out for Saturday's season finale against Kansas City, the coach acknowledged that Drew Lock is in line to remain the team's starting quarterback in Week 18. Unless Bridgewater takes a dramatic step forward over the next two days in his recovery from the concussion he suffered in the Broncos' Dec. 19 loss to the Bengals, he'll likely be listed as out in advance of the weekend. Bridgewater hasn't practiced in any capacity since sustaining the head injury, a sign he remains in one of the early stages of the NFL's five-step concussion protocol.
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  • Broncos' Teddy Bridgewater: Remains in concussion protocol

    Coach Vic Fangio said Monday that Bridgewater remains in the concussion protocol, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports. Bridgewater has missed each of the last two games after sustaining a concussion Week 15, and Drew Lock (shoulder) has served as the Broncos' starter since then. It's not yet clear whether Bridgewater will be cleared to return in time for Saturday's regular-season finale against Kansas City, but Lock likely will start again if the 2014 first-rounder is out.
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  • Broncos' Teddy Bridgewater: Won't play Sunday

    Bridgewater (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers. Bridgewater was unable to practice this past week, and now that he's been officially ruled out for a second straight game, Drew Lock is slated to draw another start Sunday.
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  • Broncos' Teddy Bridgewater: Not likely to play this week

    Bridgewater (concussion) isn't practicing Wednesday and isn't expected to be ready for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. With Bridgewater absent from practice, as expected, Drew Lock continues to guide the first-string offense. The Broncos also made Lock available to the media Wednesday, a sign he's viewed as the likely starting QB for Week 17. The 25-year-old completed 15 of 22 passes for 153 yards in Sunday's 17-13 loss to Las Vegas, with no touchdowns or turnovers in a game where the Broncos took only 42 snaps on offense.
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  • Broncos' Teddy Bridgewater: Ruled out this week

    Bridgewater (concussion) won't play in Sunday's game against the Raiders, but he hasn't been ruled out beyond that, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports. With Bridgewater sidelined for Week 16, Drew Lock will make his fourth appearance and first start of the season, hoping to improve upon some ugly numbers in limited action (22 of 40 for 227 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions). Broncos head coach Vic Fangio confirmed that Bridgewater will still be the starter once he's healthy, though it isn't clear when that'll happen after a hard hit in Sunday's loss to Cincinnati sent the signal-caller into the NFL's five-step concussion protocol.
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  • Broncos' Teddy Bridgewater: Unlikely to play Sunday

    Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said Monday that Bridgewater (concussion) is "highly unlikely" to play Week 16 against the Raiders, George Stoia III of The Denver Gazette reports. Although Fangio said that Bridgewater is doing "much better" Monday after he was carted off the field in Sunday's loss to the Bengals, it appears as though the quarterback will be forced to miss at least one game after landing in the concussion protocol. Assuming Bridgewater is held out against Las Vegas, Drew Lock is in line to start under center.
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  • Broncos' Teddy Bridgewater: Evaluation results encouraging

    Coach Vic Fangio said after Sunday's loss to the Broncos that everything has "checked out good" for Bridgewater (head) at the hospital, and Fangio believes the quarterback will be fine, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports. Bridgewater will stay at the hospital overnight for observation, but it sounds like he avoided a major injury, which is great news after he was carted off with a head injury against the Bengals. Drew Lock threw a touchdown pass after replacing Bridgewater but failed to complete the comeback in the 15-10 loss. It's too early to say which quarterback will start against the Raiders in Week 16.
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  • Broncos' Teddy Bridgewater: Taken to hospital for evaluation

    Bridgewater (head) was taken to a Denver area hospital after he was carted off the field during the third quarter of Sunday's game versus the Bengals, Patrick Smyth of the Broncos' official site reports. The decision is a precautionary measure after Bridgewater sustained a head injury at the end of a scramble that left him prone on the turf. Fortunately for the quarterback, he has movement in all his extremities. With Bridgewater out, Denver turned to Drew Lock to direct the offense.
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  • Broncos' Teddy Bridgewater: Not busy in big win

    Bridgewater completed 18 of 25 passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 38-10 win over the Lions. The Broncos had little trouble with the flu- and COVID-ravaged visitors, which left Bridgewater without much to do while the backfield duo of Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams accounted for most of the team's scoring. The QB did salvage decent fantasy value in the second half, however, hitting Williams for a 10-yard score in the third quarter and Albert Okwuegbunam for a four-yard TD in the fourth. It's the first time Bridgewater has tossed multiple touchdowns since Week 7, giving him a bit of momentum heading into a Week 15 tilt against the Bengals.
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  • Broncos' Teddy Bridgewater: Avoids injury report

    Head coach Vic Fangio said Bridgewater (shin) won't be listed on Denver's injury report Wednesday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports. Bridgewater made a brief exit during Denver's Week 12 win against the Chargers due to a shin injury. He clarified what happened Wednesday, telling Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com that he landed on the back of offensive tackle Cameron Fleming's cleat. Overall, Bridgwater fared modestly, per usual, completing 11 of 18 passes for 129 yards and one touchdown while scoring his second rushing score of the campaign. Considering he'll avoid an injury designation entirely this week, he's good to go for Sunday's visit to Kansas City.
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  • Broncos' Teddy Bridgewater: Guts through shin injury Sunday

    Coach Vic Fangio noted that Bridgewater played through a shin injury during the second half of Sunday's 28-13 win against the Chargers, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports. "He toughed it out," Fangio said. "He was nowhere near 100 percent." It was an up-and-down performance from Bridgewater, who was forced from the contest on the Broncos' third possession. He yielded QB duties to Drew Lock for the rest of the first half, but Bridgewater was able to return after halftime and eventually finished 11-for-18 passing for 129 yards and one touchdown to go with two carries for 10 yards and another score. Bridgewater likely has maintenance in store for him during Week 13 prep, as his status will be monitored closely leading up to next Sunday's road matchup with the Chiefs.
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  • Broncos' Teddy Bridgewater: Back in action

    Bridgewater (lower leg) returned to action for the Broncos' first drive of the second half in Sunday's game against the Chargers, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports. Bridgewater injured his leg in the first quarter of Sunday's contest and did not see any action in the second period, but he was able to make it back into the game after halftime.
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  • Broncos' Teddy Bridgewater: Sustains lower-leg injury

    Bridgewater was forced out of Sunday's game against the Chargers with a lower leg injury, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports. Prior to his exit from the contest, Bridgewater had completed six of 10 pass attempts for 59 yards and ran once for an 11-yard TD. In his absence, Drew Lock has taken over at QB for the Broncos.
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  • Broncos' Teddy Bridgewater: Does little in loss to Eagles

    Bridgewater completed 22 of 36 passes for 226 yards in Sunday's 30-13 loss to the Eagles. The Philadelphia secondary took away Denver's wide receivers for the most part, and while Bridgewater was able to gain some yards via his tight ends, that approach didn't put many points on the board. The QB has now failed to reach 250 yards in four straight games despite having Jerry Jeudy back in action for three of them, and the team will use its Week 11 bye to try and figure out how to boost the performance of its passing game.
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  • Broncos' Teddy Bridgewater: Picks apart Cowboys

    Bridgewater completed 19 of 28 pass attempts for 249 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's 30-16 win over the Cowboys. He added three rushes for -1 yards and one touchdown. Bridgewater picked apart the Cowboys' defense and averaged 8.9 yards per attempt. The primary thing holding him back from a bigger performance was game script, as the Broncos played from ahead for the majority of the game, and Bridgewater completed only three passes in the second half. Even so, he now has multiple total touchdowns in four of his last five games heading into a Week 10 matchup against Philadelphia.
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  • Broncos' Teddy Bridgewater: Suiting up Thursday

    Bridgewater (foot/quadriceps) is listed as active Thursday at Cleveland. During the Broncos' Week 6 loss to the Raiders, Bridgewater incurred 17 quarterback hits and five sacks, emerging from the contest with foot and quad injuries. The issues combined to limit his practice reps Monday through Wednesday, but despite it all he'll be out there for Denver's first offensive snap Thursday. The Broncos appear confident Bridgewater will be able to handle everything thrown his way with the decision to make reserve QB Brett Rypien inactive. As a result, the team has only dressed Bridgewater and backup Drew Lock.
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  • Broncos' Teddy Bridgewater: Expected to start Thursday

    Bridgewater (foot/quadriceps), who is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Browns, is expected to start for the Broncos, James Palmer of NFL Network reports. While taking 17 hits (including five sacks) in Sunday's 34-24 loss to the Raiders, Bridgewater picked up a pair of injuries along the way. The left foot injury in particular appears to be the greater concern, but Palmer notes that Bridgewater has been moving around better as the week has progressed. Assuming Bridgewater checks out fine when he reports to the stadium Thursday, he should avoid the inactive list and direct the Denver offense Week 7. His status will be confirmed with the release of the Broncos' inactive list approximately 90 minutes prior to the 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff.
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