Saints Re-Sign Teddy Bridgewater

The Saints have re-signed quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, the team announced. The news was first reported by Dianna Russini of ESPN.com (Twitter link).

It’s a one-year, fully guaranteed deal worth $7.25MM for Bridgewater, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link). The pact has a maximum value of $12.5MM, tweets Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

The Dolphins were also interested in Bridgewater, and met with him when the free agent period opened on Wednesday. Miami likely could have offered Bridgewater a starting role, but he only would have joined the Dolphins for “life-changing money,” tweets Russini. Bridgewater may see himself as Drew Brees‘ heir apparent, although Brees has shown no signs of slowing down, and Bridgewater’s pact will only keep him with the Saints for a single season.

Bridgewater, of course, suffered a gruesome leg injury in 2016 that knocked him out of action for the following two seasons. He inked a one-year deal with the Jets last offseason, but was eventually dealt to the Saints for a third-round pick. Bridgewater started New Orleans’ final regular season game, completing 14-of-22 passes for 118 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.

Bridgewater started 28 games for the Vikings from 2014-15, averaging 3,075 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions during that time. Among the 30 quarterbacks who attempted at least 500 passes in those two seasons, Bridgewater ranked 22nd in passer rating, 25th in adjusted net yards per attempt, and 29th in touchdown percentage

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    • elscorcho the marlin
      elscorcho the marlin

      Why? Might as well keep tannehill so they don’t have to pay dead money plus money for the next stop gap. Ryan will lose as many games as just about anyone for the phone, probably just for slightly more or the same.

      • bradthebluefish
        bradthebluefish

        Dolphins should try to groom a QB. AJ McCaron is groomable. Tannerhill already had his shot so might as well move on.

    • crosseyedlemon

      in an era when defenses have been so restricted that tackling has to follow a strict protocol this becomes irrelevant.

  1. bradthebluefish
    bradthebluefish

    That’s a lot of money for a backup QB. He better be the heir otherwise the Saints could’ve used that money to win now.

    • crosseyedlemon

      13 wins would suggest the Saints are already winning now. The true heir will probably be a grandson of Archie Manning but Teddy is a reasonable option until they are ready for that.

      • Chris

        I don’t think he’s arguing Teddy is a good qb. But best case scenario is he doesn’t play in a meaningful game next season and for a team so close to the SB, that $7 mill in cap space could be better used like on Cook at TE or a real WR to go with Thomas.

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