Teddy Bridgewater spurned the probability to compete for a starting gig to caddie for Drew Brees one other season.
With most efficient 32 starting quarterback jobs, the dedication gave the affect exclusive, nonetheless Bridgewater suggested WWL radio in Recent Orleans that he felt staying with the Saints used to be the most efficient situation for him to succeed “as a soccer participant and as a man.”
After taking a consult with with the QB-needy Miami Dolphins, Bridgewater agreed to a one-year deal worth $7.25 million fully assured in Recent Orleans, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The Saints announced the signing Friday.
Bridgewater intimated returning to Recent Orleans to backup Brees used to be an even bigger difficulty for him than now not easy for the starting job in Miami.
“You play the game to compete and likewise you may want to be a starter, nonetheless at the identical time you set now not are searching for to trot yourself to be in any difficulty which may possibly well be ready to lead you support to where you will be this day,” Bridgewater stated, via Luke Johnson of The Conditions-Picayune.
The set Bridgewater is this day is a 26-year-conventional aged first-spherical opt who has made 25 widespread-season throws in the previous three years.
After suffering a devastating knee injure that whipped out his whole 2016 season, and threatened to cease his profession, Bridgewater has made one inaugurate — in Week 17 closing season in Recent Orleans with a solid of mostly backups that didn’t support his utter off. Re-signing with the Saints arrangement he’ll likely exhaust a fourth year without being a widespread starter.
Bridgewater’s dedication to return to Recent Orleans can luxuriate in had to offer with the shaky difficulty in Miami. The quarterback may possibly judge he’d enter a no-place difficulty with the Dolphins in the support of a shaky offensive line with questionable weapons. Once in a while jumping at the first job replacement is now not the most efficient long-term transfer.
After being traded to the Saints following a truly trusty preseason with the Recent York Jets closing year, Bridgewater used to be allotment of a enjoyable, engaging group with a locker room that clearly beloved being collectively. Returning to that difficulty intended more to Teddy B than competing for a starting gig.
“I was ready to be an component of that closing year for 18 weeks, and it used to be nothing nonetheless a determined component,” Bridgewater stated. “I suggested my agent at any time when that I’ve talked to him that I have not stopped smiling since I arrived. There is so many positives in Recent Orleans, and I am waiting for many days ahead.”
Probably next offseason he’ll dash that starting gig. For now, he is being paid handsomely to be insurance protection in Recent Orleans.