Saints, Teddy Bridgewater agree on one-year, $12.5M contract

Rex Christensen
March 15, 2019

Bridgewater now will sign a one-year, $7.25 million fully guaranteed contract with the Saints, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Bridgewater, who is from Miami, met with the Dolphins at their team facility on Wednesday.

That may not have been the case had Bridgewater signed in Miami. He's expected to once again back up 40-year-old Drew Brees.

The former first-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings chose to stay with the New Orleans Saints, as he is considered as the favorite to become Drew Brees' successor.

The Dolphins will need to up their ante on Bridgewater, whose visit comes on the same day free agent Tyrod Taylor rejected a similarly low offer from Miami.

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After being released by the Vikings following the 2017 season, Bridgewater joined the New York Jets in March 2018 on a one-year deal.

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

Teddy Bridgewater will remain with the New Orleans Saints as the team's backup quarterback, ESPN's Dianna Russini reported on Thursday.

Bridgewater started in 28 of 29 games compiling a 17-11 record as a starter during his first two seasons in the National Football League with the Minnesota Vikings before suffering a gruesome knee injury that caused him to miss the entire 2016 season.

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