With Drew Brees announcing on Tuesday morning that he’ll return to the New Orleans Saints for the 2020-21 season, that likely unofficially ends former Cardinal Teddy Bridgewater’s time in the Big Easy.
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 Drew 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.
Bridgewater seemingly shook off more rust week after week.
It’s still unclear what the ceiling is for Teddy as a franchise quarterback, but showing that he’s fully recovered from his injury and is more than capable of leading an offense is going to lead to a big pay day.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports Teddy Bridgewater is expected to have a “strong market” in free agency and could land a multi-year deal, paying him around $30 million per year.
On March 18th Bridgewater will officially become an unrestricted free agent and I’m sure he’ll have plenty of suitors.<