Drew Brees made a major announcement on Tuesday afternoon, revealing that he’ll return to the Saints for his 20th season. His decision will impact the rest of the quarterback market, which includes Teddy Bridgewater.
When Brees went down with a thumb injury, Bridgewater kept the team from sinking. He went 5-0 as a starter and provided a few quality performances. During his time as the starting quarterback, he threw for 1,384 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions.
New Orleans seems like an ideal fit for Bridgewater, especially since he’d be paired with Sean Payton. The issue here though is that he’d have to be the backup quarterback for the team once again, meanwhile other franchises would consider making him their starter.
According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, the announcement from Brees today means that Bridgewater is unlikely to return to the Saints for the 2020 season. This all but confirms that he’ll test the market in free agency.
With Drew Brees official announcement that he will return to New Orleans, there is the unofficial news that Teddy Bridgewater will not.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 18, 2020
There are plenty of teams that could show interest in Bridgewater, such as the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Chargers.
Earlier this week, a report came out that Bridgewater could receive a deal that would pay him $30 million per season.
Bridgewater might have a strong bond with New Orleans, but the potential check he could cash this offseason will be even stronger. Plus, he’ll have the chance to prove he can be one of 32 starters in the NFL.
Which team do you think Bridgewater will sign with this offseason?