After an injury very early in the season to Brees, Bridgewater was forced to step up for the Saints in Week 2 and then beyond… and he wildly exceeded expectations.
The Saints didn’t miss a beat without Brees and went on to win five straight games with Bridgewater in command. He would go on to finish the 2019 season with 1,384 passing yards and 9 touchdowns.
If the New England Patriots are going to be moving on from Tom Brady, the best-case scenario is to try and find a player who has a similar style to Brady.
What’s intriguing about Bridgewater is that he is one of the only younger quarterbacks left in the league who is a pure pocket passer. He’s smart, he can make great calls during his pre-snap reads, and if need be, he can escape the pocket for a positive gain… but he’s not a dual-threat QB.
Bridgewater will be 28 years old next season and in line for a great payday after the way he played this past season.
The potential market value for Teddy Bridgewater is going to be around $20 million per season.