Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell is excited to get a closer look at Teddy Bridgewater this offseason. The Lions signed Bridgewater to a one-year deal in March, and Campbell is eager to see if the veteran quarterback still has what it takes to be a starter in the NFL.
“We need to see if he’s still got it,” Campbell said of Bridgewater. “He’s got skins on the wall. He’s done it, he’s been it. We need to see if he’s still got it, that’s all.”
Bridgewater has a career record of 33-32 as a starter, and he has led his team to the playoffs twice. He is best known for his conservative play style, but he also has the ability to make plays when needed.
Campbell believes that Bridgewater could be a valuable asset to the Lions, especially if Jared Goff struggles. Goff is entering the final year of his contract, and he has not lived up to expectations in Detroit.
“We need to see if he can be that guy,” Campbell said of Bridgewater. “If Jared goes down, we need to know that we have someone who can come in and win football games.”
Bridgewater will have a chance to prove himself in training camp and the preseason. If he can show that he still has the talent to be a starter, he could be the Lions’ quarterback of the future.