New Orleans Saints: Inside Teddy Bridgewater’s Success
New Orleans Saints Hall of Famer Drew Brees’ replacement, Teddy Bridgewater, has been in elite form over the last five games — What’s his secret?
Since Drew Brees went down with a thumb injury, the New Orlean’s Saints have been lead at quarterback by Teddy Bridgewater.
For those that remember, while with the Minnesota Vikings a year after being a Pro-Bowl quarterback, Bridgewater went down with a dislocated kneecap and a torn ACL.
Persevering through pain and trial, Teddy eventually made it back to the big stage but this time as a backup with the New Orleans Saints. In the twitter picture below posted by Teddy, you will see the advice he gives on how he came back from his injury.
After Drew Brees went down in Week 2 and needed surgery, No. 5 got his call up to the starting role.
In the 5 games since then, Bridgewater has averaged over 200 yards passing per game and totaled 9 touchdowns to go along with that. By far the most amazing stat thus far is that Bridgewater is 5-0 in those games he started, although some have been prettier than others.
We all know Bridgewater was elite coming out of college in Louisville, but having not made the Pro-Bowl in three years, where did this extra boost of stardom come from?
If you ask Teddy, he attributes it all to those that protect him.
In a caption on his latest Instagram posts, he says, “Remember that one dude in the neighborhood that used to talk the most trash because he knew no one would touch him because he was protected by his big homies? Lol that’s what it be like behind those men in the trenches.”
Although Teddy has had a miraculous run over the past five games, it is shaping up for him to turn the reigns back over to Drew Brees heading into next week. But, he’s proven to himself and to the diehard Who Dat Nation that he’s a capable heir to the throne.
What will be next for the star quarterback? Could he end up being traded before the deadline? Could he end up as the next renown starting quarterback for the New Orleans Saints?