Teddy Bridgewater Is Retiring From The NFL And Becoming Head Coach At His Former High School


Teddy Bridgewater is ready to start his next career.

The former NFL quarterback has been named the head football coach at his alma mater Miami Northwestern High School, according to ESPNs’ Adam Rittenberg.

The school’s athletic director, Andre Williams, released this statement to Rittenberg:

Bridgewater, who spent the 2023 campaign with the Detroit Lions, revealed in December his intentions to retire from the NFL this offseason while speaking with  of the :

Bridgewater, 31, was selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings out of Louisville.


He spent two seasons as the team’s starting quarterback before suffering a knee injury during training camp in 2016 and missing the entire year.

Bridgewater appeared in just one game for the Vikings in 2017 and went on to sign with the New York Jets in 2018 before being traded to the New Orleans Saints after the 2018 preseason.

Bridgewater had been a backup in each of the last two seasons, backing up Tua Tagovailoa with the Miami Dolphins in 2022 and Jared Goff with the Lions in 2023.

He finished his career having completed 66.4 percent of his passes for 15,120 yards and 75 touchdowns against 47 interceptions in 79 games (65 starts) across nine seasons, in addition to rushing for 844 yards and 11 scores.


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