New Orleans Saints star quarterback Drew Brees is returning for 2020. What’s next for quarterbacks Taysom Hill and Teddy Bridgewater?
Now that New Orleans Saints future Hall of Fame quarterback has made his decision to return for the 2020 NFL football season, the Saints can now shift their attention towards back up quarterbacks Taysom Hill and Teddy Bridgewater.
The market is starting to heat up for Saints backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater with several playoff contenders potentially eyeing the 27-year-old veteran quarterback who would definitely impact on any NFL roster with high-level talent behind center.
The New Orleans Saints other dual-threat backup quarterback Taysom Hill has already voiced his desire to be a full-time NFL quarterback and at 29 years old that window of opportunity may be now more than later.
Rumors have been swirling that Saints quarterback Drew Brees will welcome an expanded role for backup quarterback Taysom Hill in sort of a grooming role, but that will remain to be seen with the start of free agency beginning on March 18.
The free agency market for Teddy Bridgewater is said to be around $25-$30 million, and with that kind of market, Saints fans can start saying their farewells to Bridgewater. It seems unlikely he’d stick it out as Brees’ backup for another full season.
Today’s announcement via Instagram by Saints quarterback Drew Brees that he is returning puts the 2020 New Orleans Saints right back in contention for the playoffs. The team’s ultimate goal will be, of course, winning the Super Bowl.
Drew Brees showed us last year that he’s still elite and can still play this game at a high level.
The all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns finished with a career-best passer rating of 116.3 and led the NFL in completion percentage for the past three seasons, so if playing ability and production is of any concern, the numbers he continues to produce don’t lie.
The NFL’s free agency period is exactly one month from today and Drew Brees’ timely decision comes with enough time for the New Orleans Saints to shuffle their deck and proceed with free agency and into the coming 2020 NFL draft.
The Saints’ future at quarterback is pretty much set now and it seems to be going through quarterback Drew Brees another year and then passed on to Taysom Hill to be Brees’ heir in the not-too-distant future.
With Teddy Bridgewater being all but gone come March, this pretty much assures that the Saints will take a quarterback at some point in the upcoming 2020 draft. That said, let the guessing games begin.