Published: Fri, March 15, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Bridgewater opts to remain with Saints

Bridgewater opts to remain with Saints

It's part of the reason why the signal caller met with the Miami Dolphins when it had previously been assumed he would return to the Saints. On Tuesday, Bridgewater reportedly was ready to turn down more money from the Dolphins to return to New Orleans and serve as the heir apparent to 40-year-old Drew Brees.

According to Clarence Hill Jr. of the Forth Worth Star-Telegram, a source close to Bridgewater indicated the quarterback is apprehensive about staying in New Orleans due to the ongoing rumors of head coach Sean Payton possibly leaving for the Dallas Cowboys job in 2020.

They are set to host tight end Jared Cook and are trying to bring back quarterback Teddy Bridgewater for a backup role.

That may not have been the case had Bridgewater signed in Miami.

Miami is expected to release seven-year veteran Ryan Tannehill, who led the Dolphins to a 42-46 record as a starter since being drafted as their first-round pick in 2012.

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. After signing with the New York Jets and playing well in last year's preseason, he was traded to New Orleans. He played in one game with the Vikings in 2017 before joining the Saints in 2018.

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