Meet Teddy Bridgewater’s girlfriend Erika Cardona

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Erika Cardona is the proud and loving girlfriend of NFL player, Teddy Bridgewater –currently a player with the Carolina Panthers

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Erika’s NFL beau may have to relocate to the big apple after reports say he could be working on a deal with the New York Jets. Theodore Bridgewater Jr. was born the youngest of four children –on November 10, 1992. The Miami, Florida native had a stellar high school career at Miami Northwestern and was considered one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in his class.

The former collegiate standout at the University of Louisville became MVP of the 2013 Sugar Bowl; after leading the Cardinals to an upset victory over the University of Florida. The Vikings selected him 32nd overall in the 2014 NFL Draft.

He signed a contract deal with the New York Jets on March 18, 2018. Teddy joined the Saints on  March 15, 2019.

On March 17, 2020, the Carolina Panthers signed Teddy Bridgewater on a  3-year-contract, worth $20 million per year.

Throughout his journey, talented girlfriend, Erika Cardona stood by his side. The couple met when they were freshmen at Northwestern High School in Miami, Florida.

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Erika Cardona is a teacher and author who’s recently published children’s book published on June 23, 2017, “Little Bear Teddy: Big Dream Come True” –was inspired by Bridgewater. According to the Star Tribune, she began writing the book after her boyfriend’s surgery.

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The book is the first in what Cardona hopes to be a “Little Bear Teddy” series of three to five books. The books will highlight specific core values; like determination for example.

Moreover, according to the book’s website, Erika Cardona grew up in Miami, FL with a love for reading and writing. She began reading poetry at an early.

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Ms. Cardona holds a degree in Early Childhood Education. And when she isn’t writing, she teaches children that reading is fundamental.