New Orleans Saints: Teddy Bridgewater would be perfect in Carolina
Teddy Bridgewater could go almost anywhere he wants in 2020, but the New Orleans Saints may sadly watch him end up in Carolina.
The New Orleans Saints entered 2019 with three starter-quality quarterbacks on their roster, and it’s looking pretty likely they’ll be losing one during the upcoming free agency period.
With Drew Brees set to make a comeback and the favorite to re-sign, Teddy Bridgewater’s time with the team could be coming to an end. So, he’ll turn to the free agency market, one that was kinda to him a season ago. Now, it should be even appealing.
Teams, not named the Dolphins, should have an interest in the former Pro Bowler who went undefeated as a starter in 2019. One team that’d be the quintessential fit for a player like Bridgewater is Carolina.
The Panthers time with Cam Newton is all but over and Kyle Allen isn’t their franchise quarterback. They could turn to the draft, or they could turn to Teddy Bridgewater. With a track record of success, it seems almost idiotic to not give him the time of day.
Bridgewater went 5-0 as a starting quarterback for the New Orleans Saints in 2019. With wins against top-tier opponents like Chicago, Dallas, and Seattle, the Saints will be hard-pressed to keep him and Brees with limited cap space.
As for his fit with Carolina, let’s just say Bridgewater would already have an idea of how superstar Christian McCaffery’s style works best. Playing with Alvin Kamara, Bridgewater, while not the most elite runner, has a history with pass-heavy, high-impact running backs.
That’s what takes his fit to the next level. Yes, he did have nine touchdowns and a mere two interceptions in those five starts, but more importantly, he’d understand how to thrive alongside the team’s most dominant weapon.
That, by itself, is enough for Bridgewater to see an eight-figure contract laying across the table.