Teddy Bridgewater will return to back up Dree Brees in New Orleans, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport studyed Thursday aft noon.
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After a abbreviated time period of uncertainty, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is now staying put, aft all.
The New Orleans Saints are sign language Bridgewater, who has been at the team's installation in Metairie the full day finalizing a one-year deal deserving $7.25 cardinal to the full guaranteed, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport studyed, via a beginning abreast of the situation. Rapoport adds the deal has a maximal numerical quantity of $12.5 cardinal .
Bridgewater appeared to corroborate the study on societal media:
"Run it back Turbo.." pic.twitter.com/NsvF1x00KG-- Teddy Bridgewater (@teddyb_h2o) March 14, 2019
NFL Network's Jane Slater studyed Tuesday that the Saints were anticipated to sign Bridgewater, who then elective to meeting the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday night. He left Miami without a contract, though, opening the door to return to the Big Easy.
The 26-year-old Bridgewater joined the Saints in August 2018 via trade from the New York Jets aft a abbreviated stint in New York.
Bridgewater started just one game for the Saints in 2018, the regular-season finale, but had the opportunity to sit behind Drew Brees while learning head coach Sean Payton's offense, two scenarios that Bridgewater didn't mind.
The experience in Payton's offense should pay off if Bridgewater is viewed as the heir-apparent to Brees, and his pending return will solidify the Saints' quarterback group. And with 29 career starts, Bridgewater provides experience if Brees were to suffer an injury.
Originally a first-round pick with the Minnesota Vikings in 2014, Bridgewater is 17-12 as a starter and was named to the 2015 Pro Bowl.