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Five quarterbacks we would love to see replace Drew Brees

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BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07: Jimmy Garoppolo of the New England Patriots holds the Vince Lombardi trophy during the Super Bowl victory parade on February 7, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07: Jimmy Garoppolo of the New England Patriots holds the Vince Lombardi trophy during the Super Bowl victory parade on February 7, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images) /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JANUARY 10: Teddy Bridgewater
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JANUARY 10: Teddy Bridgewater /

Teddy Bridgewater

The now-Viking is attempting to make a return from a horrific knee injury suffered in the 2016 offseason. It seems as though he will miss all of the 2017 season as well, leaving his future career in the dark. He may even struggle if he plays this year, making him a questionable potential signing.

The Vikings can choose to give Bridgewater the franchise tag if they’re confident enough in him to be their starter in 2018. But they may not want to risk having an injury-riddled quarterback under center. That means Bridgewater could fall into the hands of the Saints similar to that of Drew Brees in 2006. The former team didn’t want to take a chance due to a past injury, and the Saints swooped in and helped him become a franchise QB. Could Bridgewater be next?

It’s hard to tell now, and many people lean to saying no. But before his injury, Bridgewater, in only his second year in the league, completed 65.3 percent of his passes for 3,231 yards and 14 touchdowns with an 88.7 rating. Add in 3 rush touchdowns and his ability to scramble, and Bridgewater showed how diverse his playing style is. He also proved his ability to lead, as the Vikings made it to the playoffs and Bridgewater was elected to the Pro Bowl.

The former-32nd overall pick has the potential to thrive in any system, especially New Orleans’. Whether he gets tagged in 2018 or not, Bridgewater may find his way playing with some serious weapons and a stout offense line in New Orleans within the next 2 years. We can only hope he becomes healthy and plays as promisingly as he once did.

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