Could Teddy Bridgewater command $30 million per year in free agency?

Ross Houston
February 18, 2020

Something like that could prove to be very beneficial to Teddy Bridgewater who is vying to get a starting QB job after stepping in and going undefeated while Drew Brees was out in 2019.

Drew Brees announced on Tuesday that he will be returning to the New Orleans Saints for the 2020 season. Brees is not under contract for the 2020 season. ESPN's Jeremy Fowler fired up that conversation on Monday during an appearance on NFL Live, making the popular observation that Bridgewater expects to enjoy a busy free agent market and consider offers from multiple teams, both as a starter and potential bridge until a rookie is ready to take the reins. He is now set to enter free agency with his latest contract expiring this offseason, but his post Tuesday cleared stated he intends to remain with the Saints.

And then there's Taysom Hill, the Jack-of-many-trades in New Orleans, who's a restricted free agent and could test the market in that way to see how other teams feel about his quarterbacking future.

How does Brees' decision impact Tom Brady and the New England Patriots as free agency nears? He's among the most versatile players in the league and should receive a nice raise from whichever team signs him this offseason.

Hill has been used in a variety of roles for the Saints, including quarterback, running back and wide receiver. That he has more touches as a receiver/running back than he has pass attempts as a quarterback could give the Saints pause, even if they wanted to make him the post-Brees solution at the position. That said, Bridgewater is still young and ranks among the most accurate quarterbacks in the league.

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