With Tom Brady hogging all the NFL headlines, the world is forgetting about Drew Brees. What will Tom Brady do? Well, we also have to ask what will Drew Brees do?
Retire? Play? That is the real question. While New Orleans waits on their quarterback, Brees’ final decision also plays a major role in this quarterback narrative of 2020. If he does come back, he has been open about his desire to remain with the Saints.
So, I don’t see the Dallas Cowboys pulling Brees away from head coach Sean Payton. But what about his former backup, Teddy Bridgewater?
Bridgewater signed a one-year deal with the Saints in 2019, which was worth $7.25 million. The quarterback filled in nicely for the Saints last season, including the win over the Cowboys last season. He started five games, playing in nine overall games.
During that run, he earned 1,384 passing yards, a 67.9 completion percentage, nine touchdowns to just two interceptions. He had a final quarterback rating of 88.3.
Bridgewater could be a fine replacement for Dak Prescott. Bridgewater has 34 starts under his belt. He has rushed for 434 yards along with four rushing scores. The quarterback is a former first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Bridgewater turned 27 last November, so there’s plenty of tread on the tires. The six-foot-two quarterback, a Louisville product, would be an interesting sign. He’s an NFL favorite among fans. There’s no question he’ll land somewhere with opportunity.