New Orleans Saints: Ranking the team’s four worst decisions this offseason

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Number Four: Letting Teddy Bridgewater Walk

One of the biggest mistakes the New Orleans Saints made during the 2020 offseason was letting Teddy Bridgewater depart in free agency.

Bridgewater stepped up in 2019 and went undefeated as a starting quarterback and helped lead the Saints to the playoffs when Drew Brees went down with a thumb injury.

Bridgewater wanted big money this offseason, and rightfully so, but the Saints spent the money they could have brought Bridgewater back with on guys like Andrus Peat, Taysom Hill, and Jameis Winston when they could have had their future franchise signal-caller.

Bridgewater completed 67.9 percent of his passes in 2019 while tossing 1,384 yards, nine touchdowns, and two interceptions. Bridgewater proved he could thrive in the Big Easy and looking back this could prove to be one of the worst decisions the Saints have made.

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Clearly the Saints went elsewhere, and with Brees’ contract taking up a good amount of space, they just didn’t have the room for Bridgewater to stay with the organization.