The New Orleans Saints have been rather quiet as free agents are reaching verbal agreements on deals, but they could be on the board real soon. With Teddy Bridgewater weighing two offers this offseason, the signal-caller is leaning toward staying in Louisiana.
Bridgewater went to the Saints last year in a trade with the New York Jets. Even though he didn’t start until the final week of the season, the Louisville product still has potential.
After coming back from a gruesome knee injury that nearly derailed his career, the former first-round pick finally has a chance to break the bank. However, it appears he prefers to re-sign for less money in New Orleans instead of heading to Miami.
The Dolphins are in need of a quarterback this upcoming season, but Bridgewater is expected to remain a member of the Saints, per NFL Network reporter Jane Slater.
Despite actually being a Miami native, Bridgewater prioritizes the chance to possibly replace Drew Brees in the future.
Teddy Bridgewater expected to re-sign with the New Orleans Saints despite a bigger deal on the table from Miami. I’m told Bridgewater values the locker room culture and prospect of one day becoming the Saints starting QB per source informed. #Saints
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) March 12, 2019
Between learning from a legendary quarterback and staying in a winning locker room, the idea of re-signing in New Orleans makes sense.
The Saints have tried to find their successor to Brees for the past few season. Perhaps the franchise feels confident in handing the keys over to Bridgewater down the road.
Next up for New Orleans will be finding a way to re-sign Mark Ingram. The veteran tailback remains available on the open market for now.