The beginning of the 2018 NFL season is officially a week away. The Falcons and Eagles will get the season started on September 6th. While teams are putting the finishing touches on their rosters, some players are entering a brand new system.
Teddy Bridgewater is one of those players. He was recently traded by the New York Jets to the New Orleans Saints. Bridgewater is currently about to begin his fifth season as a professional. Teddy Bridgewater’s net worth currently sits at $2 million.
Teddy Bridgewater was the final pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He was selected 32nd overall by the Minnesota Vikings. After being established as the starting QB in his first two seasons in Minnesota, Bridgewater had a terrible leg injury that would ultimately hinder his career advancement.
Before the 2016 season began, Teddy suffered a terrible non-contact leg injury during practice. The injury was significant enough that it kept him out the entire 2016 season and virtually all of the 2017 season. Due to the injury, the Vikings declined their fifth year option on the QB.
During the spring of 2018, Bridgewater was able to ink a deal with the New York Jets. His one year deal was valued at $6 million. Before even getting a chance to start the regular season, the Jets ended up trading Bridgewater to the New Orleans Saints.
Teddy Bridgewater’s net worth comes mostly from his initial rookie contract. The contract signed back in 2014 paid Teddy nearly $7 million for four years. It also included a nice signing bonus in excess of $3 million.
In the two NFL seasons he’s stepped on the field, Teddy has proved quite proficient. He’s thrown for over 6,100 yards passing and a total of 28 touchdowns. Additionally, he has also contributed nearly 400 yards rushing and four rushing touchdowns.
Teddy Bridgewater’s net worth should increase quite a bit if he is able to complete the 2018 NFL season with the Saints. He has a number of incentives built into his contract for this season, most of which are irrelevant due to him being in a backup role to Drew Brees. Regardless, if Bridgewater can assume a solid backup role or have a chance to shine, he could be positioned for a large, multi-year contract during the offseason.
Only time will tell what will become of Teddy Bridgewater’s net worth, but one thing is for sure. His resiliency shown to come back from such a gruesome injury is a strong testament to his character.
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James Hendrickson is an internet entrepreneur, blogging junky, hunter and personal finance geek. When he’s not lurking in coffee shops in Portland, Oregon, you’ll find him in the Pacific Northwest’s great outdoors. James has a masters degree in Sociology from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Bachelors degree on Sociology from Earlham College. He loves individual stocks, bonds and precious metals.