Teddy Bridgewater landing spot no. 1: New Orleans Saints
As of the 2019 season, it really felt like Drew Brees would retire in 2020, Bridgewater would take over his spot in the lineup, and the Saints would just keep trucking along.
That didn’t happen.
Brees decided to come back for another season, and it didn’t go well. Bridgewater signed a three-year deal in free agency with the Carolina Panthers worth $63 million.
That, also, did not go well, at least in terms of the Panthers’ win-loss record.
Carolina decided to move on from Teddy and send him to the Broncos, paying him a signing bonus in the process to boot.
The Saints don’t have cap space to sign anyone right now, but that will change as soon as they convert some money to signing bonuses and kick the proverbial can down the road.
Jameis Winston went down with an injury in 2021 and that obviously raises some questions about his future with the team. The Saints might be able to get Winston cheaper than Bridgewater but a reunion with Teddy at least seems plausible for them right now if they can get that 2022 cap hit low enough, which they would undoubtedly be able to.