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Former Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater hired to coach his Miami high school team

Good for Teddy Bridgewater: the former New Orleans Saints quarterback has been hired to coach his Miami high school football team, per High School FN’s Andy Villamarzo. Bridgewater is retiring from the NFL after finishing his career on the Detroit Lions. Now he’s going back to Miami Northwestern Senior High.

Expect him to be a popular fit at his alma mater; 20 minutes away is Bunche Park, where he played youth football growing up, and where the field was named after him last summer. Bridgewater had previously announced his plans to retire and turn to  coaching after the 2023 season. That he gets to go home to South Florida and continue his football life is very cool to see.

Bridgewater earned his degree in Sports Administration at Louisville before turning pro, so this is something he’s been planning a long time. He’s been a fan-favorite everywhere he goes, including New Orleans, and he’s in a good position now to be a positive influence on the next generation.

Story originally appeared on Saints Wire