Teddy Bridgewater hasn’t been an NFL starter since before the devastating injury he suffered while on the Minnesota Vikings a few years ago. Still, there is promise there, and he’s been a hot commodity over the last few years.
Last season, he spent a few months with the New York Jets, before the team decided to roll with rookie Sam Darnold as starter. He was dealt to the New Orleans Saints to back up future Hall of Famer Drew Brees.
The Louisville product appeared in five games last year, starting the season finale for the Saints. He threw for 118 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
There was a market for Bridgewater over the last few days. The Saints wanted to hold on to him, as a potential heir apparent to the 40-year old Brees.
The Miami Dolphins made a run at him though, according to reports, as the team has been rumored to potentially move on from Ryan Tannehill.
Moments ago, Teddy Bridgewater revealed that he will stay with the Saints for another year.
“Run it back Turbo..” pic.twitter.com/NsvF1x00KG
— Teddy Bridgewater (@teddyb_h2o) March 14, 2019
NFL insider Ian Rapoport confirmed the news.
The #Saints are signing QB Teddy Bridgewater, bringing back their backup to Drew Brees. He’s been in the facility all day, finalizing it.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2019
On Wednesday, there was a report that Bridgewater’s decision is tied to Sean Payton’s future with the Saints. He’s been the constant subject of Dallas Cowboys rumors for what seems like most of his head coaching tenure.
If true, that could make this even better news for Saints fans.
Update: And now we have contract details for Bridgewater.
Teddy Bridgewater will sign a one-year, $7.25 million fully guaranteed contract with the Saints, per a league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2019
That’s pretty good money to learn from an all-time great for another year.