Teddy Bridgewater Reportedly Considering Leaving Saints Over Sean Payton to Cowboys Rumors

Ross Houston
March 15, 2019

Bridgewater became the Saints' backup last season after being traded to New Orleans during training camp a year ago by the New York Jets, who drafted quarterback Sam Darnold with the third overall pick in the 2018 National Football League draft. He played in one game with the Vikings in 2017 before joining the Saints in 2018. In the immediate aftermath of the news, his contract details remained mum. ESPN's Dianna Russini reported on air that Bridgewater is expected to join the Dolphins if the team adds a few million dollars to its offer.

Bridgewater, a former Miami Northwestern standout, believes he could continue to improve under Saints coach Sean Payton and eventually succeed quarterback Drew Brees as the future Saints starter.

Bridgewater, 26, signed a free-agent contract with the Jets last spring.

Bridgewater, who spent last season with the Saints, visited with his hometown Dolphins on a free-agent visit on Wednesday.

According to multiple reports, the Dolphins attempted to land Tyrod Taylor before he signed with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Rumors of Teddy Bridgewater's signing with the Saints may have been greatly exaggerated.

This is tremendous news for New Orleans, even if it schedules them for further negotiations with Bridgewater in the 2020 offseason.

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