June 25, 2024

REPORT: Detroit Lions Quarterback Suddenly Retiring After Heartbreaking Loss To 49ers

The Detroit Lions took a tough loss this weekend to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game, ending their historic playoff run. Detroit had a huge 24-7 lead going into halftime but were unable to perform well in the second half along with questionable calls by head coach Dan Campbell to go for it on fourth down. After the game was over, a report came out that the Lions’ veteran quarterback is expected to retire this year, shocking many in the NFL world.

Detroit Lions Quarterback Retiring

NFL journeyman and Detroit quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is expected to have played his final game as an NFL quarterback since being drafted into the league in 2014. Bridgewater has played for several organizations and was the backup to Jared Goff in 2023. Aside from the veteran quarterback expressing earlier that 2023 would be his final season, a photo came out on social media of Bridgewater and his head coach walking off of the field together.

Teddy Bridgewater Reflects On Career

The veteran revealed what made him decide on his retirement in 2023, and said that he is now content with his career in the league.

I was young and I was trapped in this lifestyle thinking that I was a football player 24-7, and when I got hurt I realized that I’m only a football player for three hours on a Sunday afternoon. Outside of that, I’m Theodore Bridgewater, so it just put everything into perspective and it really helped me not even have to think about not being a starter (anymore).

It’s like, ‘Man, I still got purpose.’ And my purpose is bigger than the game of football. football is just a platform that I have.

I was young and I was trapped in this lifestyle thinking that I was a football player 24-7, and when I got hurt I realized that I’m only a football player for three hours on a Sunday afternoon. Outside of that, I’m Theodore Bridgewater, so it just put everything into perspective and it really helped me not even have to think about not being a starter (anymore).

Lions QB Teddy Bridgewater wears jersey No. 50 for preseason start, but  why? - Yahoo Sports

Statistics

Bridgewater has played for six different franchises throughout his career, including the Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, and the Miami Dolphins before landing in Detroit. He has amounted to 15,120 passing yards and 75 total touchdowns throughout his career and also has three seasons under his belt with over 3,000 yards passing. While his career was plagued by gruesome injuries, he will be remembered by many NFL fans as a decent quarterback and a great person.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *