Teddy Bridgewater was a desirable backup quarterback this offseason, but he’s decided to return to the New Orleans Saints on a hefty deal.
Bridgewater is getting a one-year, $7.25 million deal from the Saints with a max value of $12.5 million in incentives, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.
The quarterback tweeted about running it back with the Saints for another season.
“Run it back Turbo..” pic.twitter.com/NsvF1x00KG
— Teddy Bridgewater (@teddyb_h2o) March 14, 2019
The Dolphins were also pursuing Bridgewater, and he presumably would have had a shot to start for them. Instead, he’s chosen to remain with the Super Bowl-contending Saints, where he will be Drew Brees’ backup for another season. For the money they were offering, it’s not a bad decision.