Bridgewater, who led U of L. To back-to-back bowl wins and a 23-3 record in two years, is set to declare for the NFL Draft and is expected to be perhaps the No. 1 pick.
ESPN first reported his decision. Bridgewater has been in Miami with his mother since the team departed from Orlando, Fla., on Sunday after the bowl game.
He threw for 447 yards and three touchdowns and was named MVP in Louisville's 36-9 win over Miami in the Russell Athletic a Bowl.
Bridgewater threw for 3,979 yards and a school-record 31TDs this season for the Cardinals.
Cardinal Authority will have more later.