By Kade Kistner | Saints Wire
We continue our season reviews with New Orleans Saints backup quarterback and pending free agent, Teddy Bridgewater. In 2019, Bridgewater unexpectedly had to assume the starting position and responsibilities after quarterback Drew Brees missed five weeks with a thumb injury.
During that five-game span, Bridgewater was able to lead the Saints to an unanticipated undefeated record. Bridgewater is now set to hit free agency this offseason, and with his resurgence in 2019, should garner interest from teams as a starter.
Level of play in 2019
As previously mentioned, Bridgewater was thrust into the starting quarterback role in Week 2. In the five games he started, Bridgewater averaged 241 passing yards per game, with an average passer rating of 103.68, well above his career average of 88.3. To top it off, in Week 5 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Bridgewater had a passer rating of 131.2, the second highest of his career.
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