The historic Tom Brady era in New England has come to a dramatic close. Now, Bill Belichick and the Patriots are looking for a new quarterback.
It’s been a wild NFL offseason filled with head-scratching decisions and major blockbuster trades. But Brady’s shocking decision to leave Foxborough trumps all the news over the past few weeks.
The Patriots now have a major decision ahead of them. New England still has a roster capable of competing for the AFC East, but signing the right quarterback will make all the difference.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Patriots are reportedly interested in Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater. The New Orleans backup is overdue for a starting gig – this looks like it could be the perfect fit for both parties:
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Bridgewater went 5-0 for the Saints last year, filling in for Drew Brees when he was dealing with an injury. The Saints and former Vikings signal caller is ready for his time in the spotlight, though.
Replacing Brady is an impossible task. There’s never been a better quarterback in NFL history. But the 42-year-old’s decline was evident in 2019.
If Belichick and the Patriots can sign Bridgewater, New England will once again be a contender in 2020.