The New Orleans Saints’ backup quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater, took to Instagram to share his feeling on how the 2019 season ended.
Teddy Bridgewater saved the New Orleans Saints season, and on Wild Card weekend, he sat on the sideline, watching his team struggle against the Minnesota Vikings.
Knowing he did all he could, Bridgewater could easily have played his last game in New Orleans, but his time in the Big Easy won’t be easily forgotten. Bridgewater is a free agent this upcoming offseason.
Stepping up in Week 2 and then for the next five weeks, Bridgewater took his game to the next level, winning all five games. He played well yet didn’t truly dominate, having beat the Cowboys behind just four Wil Lutz field goals.
Bridgewater finished the 2019 season with 1,384 yards, nine touchdowns, and a mere two interceptions. He was a huge part of this team’s success, and he took their loss, although he didn’t have a huge impact, personally.
He took to Instagram just a few days ago. Let’s just say it’s easy to see that Bridgewater was heartbroken by the team’s easily playoff loss.
“This season allowed me to release many tears,” Bridgewater wrote.
This season showcased exactly what he could mean to an organization.
With the right pieces, Bridgewater proved that he can win. Always a winner, he helped lead the Saints to five-straight victories after a 1-1 start and an injury to Drew Brees has fans questioning the team’s immediate future.
The former Pro Bowler suffered a torn ACL along with other structural damage to his knee a few seasons ago and is truly a miraculous comeback story. It was a low point for Bridgewater, but he was determined to come back just as strong.
He wanted to be that captain that led a team to an 11-5 victory. He was given the chance to shine in New Orleans, and now it’s likely some other team will get the opportunity to hand him the keys for the 2020 season.
Whatever happens in the next few months, Who Dat Nation is thankful for a player like Teddy.