3 Miami Dolphins that don’t deserve a 2023 with the team

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MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – AUGUST 27: Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Miami Dolphins looks on during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Hard Rock Stadium on August 27, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images) /

The Miami Dolphins will not lose a single penny from Teddy Bridgewater hitting the free agent market but there is no way he should come back.

Chris Grier and Mike McDaniel have said they have a plan for backing up Tua Tagovailoa next season but it shouldn’t include Teddy Bridgewater.

The thought of Bridgewater heading into the 2022 season made sense as a free-agent addition. He had starting experience in the league. Was a local product. Had been a backup before and knew the ropes. A veteran with talent. Miami didn’t get that player.

Miami got a player that showed almost no emotion at all. Miami got a player that contributed next to nothing to the offense on gameday. Miami got a guy that couldn’t stay healthy for an entire game if he started. Concussion, broken finger, and whatever else he dealt with is one thing but when he was healthy and on the field, he brought zero energy and zero enthusiasm.

Miami paid Bridgewater around $7 million last year but they would be better off sticking with Skylar Thompson as the number two QB before entertaining thoughts of re-signing Bridgewater.

I think Dolphins fans expected more. I did. I was one who believed that Bridgewater was the best option in free agency to back up Tua and I was 100% wrong. There has been no indication Miami will attempt to re-sign him this off-season and if they do, we all better hope Tua misses no time at all.