3. Teddy Bridgewater (Free Agent)
While I’d probably rather have Minshew over Teddy Bridgewater, the chances of New Orleans landing the former Washington State product over other quarterback-hungry teams feels unlikely. Bridgewater is someone they’d have a decent shot at signing and with their history with Bridgewater, this signing could make a lot of sense.
Bridgewater spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons in New Orleans with the Saints, serving as a backup in both years. He didn’t play in 2018 yet opted to return to the team in 2019 to backup Drew Brees once again.
That time, however, he was thrust into the starting role when Brees went down and missed five games as a result. Bridgewater led the team to a 5-0 record and fans have adored him ever since.
Following his impressive stint that season, Bridgewater signed with Carolina in 2020 but things didn’t go great there. He was then traded to the Broncos and was mediocre. He’s now a free agent and that makes him free to sign wherever he’d like.
New Orleans and Bridgewater have a positive history together and the team could really use a starting quarterback. The only problem I have with re-signing Bridgewater is that he hasn’t been very good the past few years. He threw for 3,052 yards, 18 touchdowns, and seven picks through 14 starts and those aren’t eye-popping numbers.
I’m not sure I want to risk signing Bridgewater in fear that if things didn’t go well this time around, then fans wouldn’t be fond of him anymore.