Teddy Bridgewater will start for Saints on Sunday

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Teddy Bridgewater will be in the starting lineup for the Saints on Sunday.

Saints head coach Sean Payton made the announcement on Friday afternoon that Bridgewater will lead the offense against the Panthers in the final regular season game of the year. The Saints have already clinched the top seed in the NFL playoffs.

Bridgewater last started a game at quarterback in the Wild Card round of the playoffs after the 2015 season and drove the Vikings into position for a game-winning field goal try. Blair Walsh missed that kick, however, and Bridgewater’s career went off track.

Bridgewater suffered a severe knee injury the next summer and missed an entire season before returning as a backup to Case Keenum in 2017. He made one relief appearance last season, signed with the Jets as a free agent and landed in New Orleans in a trade before the start of the regular season. He’s made four appearances and thrown one incompletion this season.

39 responses to “Teddy Bridgewater will start for Saints on Sunday

  1. While I would love for Drew to get his 8 yards for 4k, in the end, who really cares. Teddy has been a good teammate, glad he is getting the whole game despite the fact he will be playing with practice squad guys all around him.

  2. This will be great to see. He’s an easy kid to root for and he certainly appeared to be ascending when he wrecked his knee.

    If he has a good game and ends up starting for another team next year, I can already hear the trolls of whatever team that is. “Blah blah blah one game blah blah, Matt Flynn blah blah blah, Brock Osweiler blah de blah blah.”

  3. Teddy will no doubt be auditioning for other teams. Personally, I hope he stays with the Saints.

  4. I was surprised he wasn’t taken anywhere as a starter. I can think of a couple of teams that could have used him this year. The Saints got a steal landing him as their backup.

  5. Saints gave up 2 draft pics to get him. Hope he stays so he can take the reins after Drew leaves.

  6. Awesome. Impossible to not like the guy. He has always been a great teammate, and a great leader.

  7. Teddy Bridgewater

    Just another failure on the LOOOOONNNNNNGGGGGG list of mistakes brought to you by the upper management of the Minnesota Vikings.

  8. Seahawks gave “too much time for Teddy” and he drove down the field to inside the 10 only to have Walsh miss wide left. What could have been. Instead we have a $84,000,000 QB who doesn’t seem to want to show up in prime time games. Good luck Teddy, you’re a class act.

  9. TBW was not, is not and never will be a legit starting QB in the league. He doesn’t have the arm, doesn’t throw receivers open and has poor accuracy deep. But he’s a nice guy fwiw.

  10. BigAlHeBDMan says:
    December 28, 2018 at 3:44 pm
    Teddy will no doubt be auditioning for other teams. Personally, I hope he stays with the Saints.

    It is an audition for the Saints. He plays well, and they may not draft a QB next year. If he disappoints, Taysom Hill becomes #2, and they probably draft one in 2020.

  11. This is how you audition players for a promotion or a trade partner. The Saints do it right. Take some notes Dolphins.

  12. Horrible pickup by the Saints. Cannot believe they are going to trot the dancing clown out there. This move will set the franchise back decades. BU$TWATER!

  13. pastorfootball says:
    December 28, 2018 at 3:56 pm
    I was surprised he wasn’t taken anywhere as a starter. I can think of a couple of teams that could have used him this year. The Saints got a steal landing him as their backup.

    I know what you’re saying, but why would he want to leave that situation? He’s studying under Sean Payton and Drew Brees while coming back from that devastating knee injury. Dude’s set for next season, regardless if he stays with the Saints or moves on. That experience has already made him a better player, and I thought he was really great when he first came in to the league.

  14. purpleandgoldpride42 says:
    December 28, 2018 at 3:21 pm
    14 of 14, 137 yrds, 0td, 1int
    The int may be a pick 6.

    ————

    How could he be 14 of 14 with an interception?

  15. Great to see Teddy take another step in his comeback. He is a good guy and worked exceptionally hard to get back on the field. Tomorrow is an audition for about 20 odd teams — and Teddy will ace it.

  16. SWFLPC.INC says:
    December 28, 2018 at 7:55 pm
    purpleandgoldpride42 says:
    December 28, 2018 at 3:21 pm
    14 of 14, 137 yrds, 0td, 1int
    The int may be a pick 6.

    ————

    How could he be 14 of 14 with an interception

    My bad it should have read 14 of 24.

    I understand Teddy 2 gloves is loved by everyone. Great guy, great attitude, good energy. Now let’s talk about the player. Very weak arm, notoriously slow starter, terrible deep accuracy, terrible at the red zone. How many balls will be throw out the back of the end zone? Honestly not many because teddy only gets to the end zone at the end of each half.

  17. Hate to say it, but if Brees and the Saints win the Super Bowl,
    there may be that chance that he retires and “rides off into the sunset”.

    Teddy may be auditioning for more than just other teams.

  18. wafflestomp says:
    December 28, 2018 at 3:11 pm
    He’s going to look so cute out there trying to play football!
    ——–

    Too bad its not in Carolina, then he would have a chance to match your hero Rodgers win total for road games this year. Think there are enough issues in gb to worry about than too take cheap shots at someone who has nothing to do with your team.

  19. Teddy has more class than the entire rest of the Saints organization…or city of New Orleans for that matter. Hope he is able to move on to a respectable organization this off-season.

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