The Vikings quarterback, who ostensibly replaced Bridgewater as the franchise signal-caller, told the Saints backup that he "left a good mark on the organization" following Sunday's loss to New Orleans.
"Everyone here speaks really highly of you ... you left a good mark on the organization," Cousins said.
Ryan Shaver @RShaverSports
Captured a pretty cool moment after the @Vikings game tonight -- Kirk Cousins tells Teddy Bridgewater that "everyone here speaks really highly of you...you left a good mark on the organization." Classy by Cousins and also very true. Teddy then gets some more hugs. @kare11 https://t.co/4H8LJEHn2e
Bridgewater was the Vikings' starting quarterback in 2014 and 2015 before a horrific leg injury nearly cost him his career. He returned midway through the 2017 season as the backup behind Case Keenum but threw only two passes before leaving in free agency.
The New York Jets signed Bridgewater to compete for their starting job this offseason but traded him to New Orleans after naming Sam Darnold their starter.
The Vikings chose to sign Cousins to a four-year contract over bringing back Keenum or Bridgewater, though the Minnesota locker room has apparently provided glowing reports of Bridgewater's character.
It was a nice gesture on Cousins' part to acknowledge Bridgewater's effect on the team.