3 players the Saints shouldn’t have moved on from in 2020
QB, Teddy Bridgewater
Teddy Bridgewater was one of the greatest comeback stories of the NFL in the past couple of years. After getting injured a couple of years ago with the Minnesota Vikings and being told that he might never play football again, Bridgewater worked his tail off.
He later signed with New Orleans to a one year contract, and he signed again to another one year contract the next season. However, this offseason, not only was Bridgewater’s contract expired again, but Taysom Hill and Drew Brees’ contracts were both up as well.
The Saints had a decision to make — keep hanging on to Brees or sign Bridgewater to a long-term contract. This was a serious decision after Bridgewater came into replace Brees last season and went 5-0 in the games he started.
At the end of the day, the Saints decided to stick with Brees if he was willing to stick with them. Bridgewater then decided it was time for him to become a starting quarterback and it was clear that the Saints weren’t pursuing that position.
Since then they have signed Jameis Winston to be their backup and hopefully Brees’ replacement. While all that is yet to be seen, Bridgewater left to sign with the Carolina Panthers. Therefore, the Saints will have a first-row seat to see what could have been.