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Colin Cowherd Suggests Trade For Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater of the Saints.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 30: Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass against the Carolina Panthers during the first half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 30, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

With the NFL trade deadline less than a week away, FS1 radio host Colin Cowherd is suggesting that the New Orleans Saints trade Teddy Bridgewater.

The Saints have won five-straight games since Bridgewater stepped in at quarterback. Despite facing a tough situation - filling in for a future Hall of Famer - the former first-round pick took advantage of the opportunity.

Bridgewater has thrown for 1,370 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions this season. He's shown tremendous poise in the pocket and hasn't taken many risks.

Although the Louisville product has been great for the Saints, the team will hand the starting job back over to Drew Brees when he's ready, which could actually be as soon as this weekend.

Now that Brees is back in the mix for New Orleans, Cowherd believes the front office should trade Bridgewater while his value is high.

Cowherd also said that Chicago should be calling New Orleans to discuss a potential trade involving Bridgewater.

It's highly unlikely the Saints will even consider moving Bridgewater before the deadline. The team is better served keeping him just in case Brees reinjures his thumb.

Bridgewater is set to hit the open market this offseason. There's a chance the Saints lose him to another franchise ready to make him their starter, but perhaps he wants to remain in New Orleans and be the successor to Brees.

Either way, it doesn't sound like the Saints will entertain the idea of trading Bridgewater - and nor should they.