When Drew Brees decided last month to hold off on retiring we knew Teddy Bridgewater’s time in New Orleans was coming to an end.
It hasn’t even been 24 hours since NFL teams could begin negotiating with free agents, but it sounds like we know where the former Cardinal QB will be playing in 2020.
ESPN’s David Newton reports that the Carolina Panthers have decided to try to trade quarterback Cam Newton and are currently working on a long term deal with Bridgewater.
The deal is reportedly for three years with an average of around $20 million per year.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2020
Things worked out perfectly for Bridgewater this past season in New Orleans. Teddy decided to turn down offers to potentially start elsewhere to return to the Saints on a one year deal to be the highest paid back-up in the NFL.
You never want to see someone get hurt, but when Brees suffered a thumb injury early in the season and Bridgewater took full advantage of the opportunity.
The Saints went 5-0 with Bridgewater under center as the starer. In those five games Teddy threw nine touchdowns with just two interceptions and had a total of 1,205 pass yards.
Reports surfaced on Monday that Teddy was in talks with the Chicago Bears, but I assume his connection with newly hired Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady make Carolina more intriguing.
Brady was an offensive assistant with the Saints before taking over as LSU’s passing game coordinator last year.<