New Orleans Saints 2022 free agent QB options
2. Teddy Bridgewater (Broncos)
Since his gruesome leg injury in Minnesota, the two places where Teddy Bridgewater has had the best success as an NFL quarterback have been in New Orleans and now Denver with the Broncos.
With the Saints, Bridgewater was the backup and heir apparent to Drew Brees for a time, helping the team to a 5-0 record when he was the starter in 2019 while completing 67.9 percent of his passes with nine touchdowns and just two interceptions.
Since Brees decided not to retire in 2020, Bridgwater signed a lucrative contract with the Carolina Panthers and then-rookie head coach Matt Rhule. Things in Carolina did not go as Bridgwater or the Panthers hoped, and he was traded to the Broncos after just one season for a sixth-round draft pick.
So far for Denver, Bridgewater has at least been solid statistically. He’s been far from a game-changer, but he’s completed 67.6 percent of his passes for a career-high 18 touchdowns and seven interceptions, most of which have come in two games against the Raiders and Chiefs.
It feels like the Broncos and Bridgewater are headed for a separation after this season despite the team going 7-6 with him under center. If the Saints lose Jameis Winston in free agency or decide to go another direction, Bridgewater returning to play for Sean Payton seems logical.