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The Saints Named Their Starting Quarterback For Week 17

A New Orleans Saints helmet sitting on the field.

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 13: A New Orleans Saints helmet sits on the turf before the start of the Saints and Baltimore Ravens preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Last weekend, the New Orleans Saints edged out the Pittsburgh Steelers in one of the best games of the season. With that victory they also clinched home-field advantage throughout the NFL Playoffs.

Now that the NFC will run through the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Saints will be cautious with their superstars for Week 17.

It turns out that Teddy Bridgewater will be the starting quarterback for New Orleans for the regular season finale, according to reporter Nick Underhill.

This will give Bridgewater his first start since 2015, when he led the Minnesota Vikings. Not only will this Sunday give him the chance to complete his long journey back to relevance, but he'll also showcase his skills before entering free agency.

Outside of relief appearances in blowout wins, the former first-round pick hasn't seen much action this season.

Basically this is Bridgewater's audition to every team looking for a new solution at quarterback, as well as an opportunity to show he can eventually replace Drew Brees in the Big Easy.

As for the legendary gunslinger, Brees will get to rest his arm until the NFC Divisional Round. It should be noted that the future Hall of Fame quarterback could sacrifice his chance to win MVP by sitting out this weekend.

Brees will also lose the chance to surpass 4,000 passing yards for the 2018 season.

New Orleans plays host to the Carolina Panthers this Sunday.

It'll be fun to see Bridgewater back on the field in a meaningful football game.