5 former New Orleans Saints who could return for 2022 season

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3. Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons as the backup quarterback in New Orleans. Fans were sad to see him go in 2020, especially after he stepped in for an injured Brees and went 5-0 during that time.

Since Bridgewater left the organization, however, things haven’t been going well. He flamed out in Carolina and was traded to the Broncos last offseason. Things didn’t go much better for Bridgewater in Denver and it’s highly unlikely that they’ll be re-signing the former first-round pick.

If the Saints were to bring Bridgewater back to the Big Easy, it wouldn’t be a long-term solution. He’s not the same player he was early in his career and isn’t a quarterback to build around.

Bridgewater is probably still viewed as a fringe-starter to teams so it’s doubtful he’d re-sign in New Orleans to be a backup but he’s still an option for the organization to bring back for a season. Fans still love the guy and as long as he isn’t painted as the franchise signal-caller moving forward, most would probably be okay having him back as competition for the starter.