Former Vikings QB unable to lead Dolphins to a win on Thursday night

(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Teddy Bridgewater
(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Teddy Bridgewater /

Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater replaced Tua Tagovailoa for the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals.

After Tua Tagovailoa suffered a disturbing injury midway through the second quarter, the Miami Dolphins turned to former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to help them in their attempt to defeat the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night.

At first, it looked like the Dolphins were going to have a shot at improving their record to 4-0 this season with Bridgewater under center as he led Miami to a touchdown on a nine-play, 75-yard drive right before the end of the second quarter.

But things didn’t go as well for the former Vikings quarterback in the final two quarters of the Dolphins’ contest with the Bengals. Miami was only able to score three more points in the second half and an interception by Bridgewater in the fourth quarter basically erased any remaining hope that the team had of squeaking out a victory.

Former Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater could start for the Miami Dolphins in Week 5

The Dolphins ultimately ended up losing their matchup with Cincinnati on Thursday night by a final score of 27-15. Bridgewater ended his night having completed 60.9 percent of his passes for 193 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.

Probably not the performance the former Minnesota first-round pick wanted to have, but replacing someone in the middle of a game is never easy.

Depending on Tagovailoa‘s health, Bridgewater could end up starting for Miami in their Week 5 matchup against the New York Jets. It would be the first start for the former Vikings quarterback since Week 15 of last season when he was a member of the Denver Broncos.

Since he departed from Minnesota in the 2018 offseason, Bridgewater has been a member of five different teams including the New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers, Dolphins, Broncos, and Jets. During his career, he has a 33-30 record as a starter, but his teams are just 8-12 in his last 20 starts dating back to the 2020 season.

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