Detroit Lions Make "Strong Contract Offer" To Free Agent Quarterback

A veteran quarterback with extensive experience playing in the NFL, is reportedly attracting interest from multiple teams as he considers his future in the league.

According to reports, the Detroit Lions are among the teams pursuing QB Teddy Bridgewater and have made a strong contract offer to him.

Bridgewater has a familiarity with Lions head coach Dan Campbell and defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn from their time together in New Orleans, which could make Detroit an appealing destination for the quarterback.

Bridgewater spent last season with the Miami Dolphins and started two games, completing 49 of 79 passes for 683 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions.

While he has primarily been a starting quarterback throughout his career, Bridgewater would likely serve as a backup to Lions starter Jared Goff if he were to sign with Detroit. This would be an upgrade over current backup Nate Sudfeld and would give the Lions a reliable option in case Goff were to suffer an injury.

As Bridgewater weighs his options, it remains to be seen which team he will ultimately choose. However, the Lions' offer and their connection to his former coaches could make them a strong contender for his services.

Over his eight-year career, the 30-year-old has posted 66.4 completion percentage, 15,120 passing yards, 846 rushing yards, 86 total touchdowns, and 47 interceptions. Photo Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports