After spending the 2018 season as Drew Brees’ backup in New Orleans, Teddy Bridgewater will hit the free agency waters. Bridgewater, the 26-year-old former first-round pick, has not seen much playing time since his second NFL season in 2015. Bridgewater missed the vast majority of the 2016 and 2017 seasons with a gruesome knee injury.
In his first two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, Bridgewater shined as a potential superstar quarterback. In 29 games, 28 of which he started, Bridgewater threw for 6,150 yards and 28 touchdowns on nearly 65% completion. Bridgewater also had 91 carries for 404 yards and four touchdowns. In 2015, Bridgewater was named to the Pro-Bowl at just 24-years-old.
In September 2016, Bridgewater hurt his knee during a Vikings’ team practice. He missed the entirety of the 2016 season and appeared in one game in 2017. Last offseason, Bridgewater signed with the New York Jets before being traded to the New Orleans Saints. He appeared in five games last year, starting one.