Teddy Bridgewater probably won’t be with the New Orleans Saints next season
With Drew Brees returning and Taysom Hill possibly at home, as well, there may not be room for Bridgewater
Just after March 18, Teddy Bridgewater will become an unrestricted free agent, and his future seems full of possibilities. After leading the New Orleans Saints to five wins in a row from Week 3 to Week 7 when he replaced Drew Brees while he recovered from a thumb injury, Bridgewater became a hot commodity. There is a lot of speculation going around the NFL and also expectations that more than one team is preparing at least an eight-figure offer to lure Bridgewater. One option could be that the Saints use their 2020 franchise tag for this 27-year-old quarterback, but those chances aren’t good.
For now, it’s just speculation, since there haven’t been any official reports from any team. What is a reality, though, is that there are many teams that have a very skill lineup of players on both sides of the ball. However, it has been hard to take off and find some rhythm for not having a quality quarterback. And, since Bridgewater has already demonstrated he can lead the team to victory, it makes sense that he could be considered by other teams. In those five games he played last season, Bridgewater scored nine touchdowns and two interceptions. He was even able to lead his team to victory against Dallas Cowboys with just four field goals.
Since Brees announced he is coming back for next season, most likely he will be taking another run at the team’s leader and signal-caller. Also, based on the current conditions, the Saints most likely would be retaining Taysom Hill, as well, and that really takes the franchise capacity to its limits. Even ESPN mentioned that it doesn’t look like the Saints will be capable of keeping Bridgewater for another season because of budgets.