Saints Seems like every other team expected to sign Bridgewater (Speculation) (1 Viewer)

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This is getting ridiculous...LOL!


I've also heard that the Bears and Bucs will sign him too.
 
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This is getting ridiculous...LOL!


I've also heard that the Bears and Bucs will sign him too.
Because...he is not going to be re-signed by the Saints! What would you expect?
 

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If they hang on to Melvin Gordon and Hunter Henry, the Chargers could be a very nice landing spot for Teddy. A very solid young TE, Austin Ekeler is an excellent receiving RB, and Mike Williams and Keenan Allen... would give him some nice weapons that would compliment his style. The Bolts have the pieces to be a very solid defense as well, if healthy.
 

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This is getting ridiculous...LOL!


I've also heard that the Bears and Bucs will sign him too.
im glad he is getting the attention he is if we dont resign Dreew i really hope we take a long look at him
 
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If they hang on to Melvin Gordon and Hunter Henry, the Chargers could be a very nice landing spot for Teddy. A very solid young TE, Austin Ekeler is an excellent receiving RB, and Mike Williams and Keenan Allen... would give him some nice weapons that would compliment his style. The Bolts have the pieces to be a very solid defense as well, if healthy.
and don't forget if they signed Teddy, they could use that #6 on another starter. The Chargers had an off year, because their roster is loaded. Add Teddy and a strong draft and they're SB contenders. And I would love it if Teddy was playing out here in LA. Even if the initial news wouldn't set LA on fire, Teddy would win them over like he does wherever he plays.
 

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and don't forget if they signed Teddy, they could use that #6 on another starter. The Chargers had an off year, because their roster is loaded. Add Teddy and a strong draft and they're SB contenders. And I would love it if Teddy was playing out here in LA. Even if the initial news wouldn't set LA on fire, Teddy would win them over like he does wherever he plays.
The Chargers could use their 1st rounder on a stud OT or Isaiah Simmons to further bolster their already loaded defense. Either way, them signing Teddy, a good pick in the 1st, and keeping key guys healthy... the Chargers would be a contender next season.
 

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Not saying he's been linked to all of these teams, just considering teams that need or might need a QB.
Great, Good, Okay, or Bad regarding surrounding talent, coaching, and offensive system.


Tampa = Great for Teddy
New Orleans = Great for Teddy
LA Chargers = Great for Teddy
New England = Great for Teddy

Carolina = Good for Teddy
Dallas = Good for Teddy
Indy = Good for Teddy

Chicago = Okay for Teddy
Pittsburgh = Okay for Teddy
Detroit = Okay for Teddy

Jacksonville = Bad for Teddy
Denver = Bad for Teddy
Washington = Bad for Teddy
Miami = Bad for Teddy
 
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Not saying he's been linked to all of these teams, just considering teams that need or might need a QB.
Great, Good, Okay, or Bad regarding surrounding talent, coaching, and offensive system.


Tampa = Great for Teddy
New Orleans = Great for Teddy
LA Chargers = Great for Teddy
New England = Great for Teddy

Carolina = Good for Teddy
Dallas = Good for Teddy
Indy = Good for Teddy

Chicago = Okay for Teddy
Pittsburgh = Okay for Teddy
Detroit = Okay for Teddy

Jacksonville = Bad for Teddy
Denver = Bad for Teddy
Washington = Bad for Teddy
Miami = Bad for Teddy
I agree with your assessments, and thankfully this time around due to demand and circumstance, Teddy will largely have the ability to choose his team. Unlike last year when it was start for a crumbling Dolphins or backup Drew for another year. Great gamble that will pay off considerably in a month's time.
 

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I agree with your assessments, and thankfully this time around due to demand and circumstance, Teddy will largely have the ability to choose his team. Unlike last year when it was start for a crumbling Dolphins or backup Drew for another year. Great gamble that will pay off considerably in a month's time.
He will need to be careful where he signs, if he signs before the Draft. Nothing to stop a team from signing him and drafting his eventual replacement. Similar to what happened with Teddy, the Jets, and Darnold a couple years back.

Of course the contract he's offered should let him know how committed the team is to him.

I'm not so sure he can completely choose which team he wants to go to. It would be best for him if several teams actually do seriously court him. Many rumors this time of year are "leaked" by agents trying to gain leverage and teams blowing smoke.
 
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He will need to be careful where he signs, if he signs before the Draft. Nothing to stop a team from signing him and drafting his eventual replacement. Similar to what happened with Teddy, the Jets, and Darnold a couple years back.

Of course the contract he's offered should let him know how committed the team is to him.

I'm not so sure he can completely choose which team he wants to go to. It would be best for him if several teams actually do seriously court him. Many rumors this time of year are "leaked" by agents trying to gain leverage and teams blowing smoke.
the contract and the team's situation will let him know if they want him to be a 'bridge' or the franchise. The Jets didn't surprise him or anyone. it was largely known they were targeting a rookie QB with their #3 pick the entire offseason. Which is why they had difficulty in signing Teddy at first, and why he passed on the Dolphins last year. There will be no more surprise for Teddy this time because his demand will be so much higher.
 

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He will need to be careful where he signs, if he signs before the Draft. Nothing to stop a team from signing him and drafting his eventual replacement. Similar to what happened with Teddy, the Jets, and Darnold a couple years back.

Of course the contract he's offered should let him know how committed the team is to him.

I'm not so sure he can completely choose which team he wants to go to. It would be best for him if several teams actually do seriously court him. Many rumors this time of year are "leaked" by agents trying to gain leverage and teams blowing smoke.
He's definitely going to sign with someone before the draft. If he signs for 1-3 years it's a team that's keeping their options open. But nobody can predict a Foles/Minshew situation.
 

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He's definitely going to sign with someone before the draft. If he signs for 1-3 years it's a team that's keeping their options open. But nobody can predict a Foles/Minshew situation.
If I'm Teddy I'm looking at this contract as my "set myself for life" contract. The fun and/or chasing rings can come later - this one is about the money for me. If I'm in his shoes I'm thinking the following: my value is probably at its peak, there are a ton of teams moving QBs around, I'm entering the middle part of my career, and I already know how fragile an NFL career is after my last injury.

I'm taking the biggest longest contract offered with the most guaranteed money. If there are a few offers that are really close in value, I might take the one that's the better situation (or for this Texas born guy, I'd pick the southern-most team).

I can't imagine he'd be open to a short-term contract. Because of the above, and because a short term contract lacks commitment from the team. Part of getting a long-term deal with guaranteed money is that the team is committing to him as the starter. Like you said with Jacksonville, things can change, but that's usually an outlier. Everything he's said and done points to him wanting to be a long-term starter and not being looked at as a stop-gap, and his play this year certainly earned that.

But Teddy seems to be his own man and his motivations might not be purely long-term money like mine would be.
 

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If Drew retires, they're going after Stafford. Drew isn't going to retire though, so Teddy will likely find a new home with the highest bidder.

Taysom remains the #3 QB with the Saints for another year because Al Davis is dead and he was the only owner dumb enough to sign an unproven, gadget QB with a strong arm as his franchise QB.

The #2 QB for the Saints after Teddy leaves is TBD.
 

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I agree with your assessments, and thankfully this time around due to demand and circumstance, Teddy will largely have the ability to choose his team. Unlike last year when it was start for a crumbling Dolphins or backup Drew for another year. Great gamble that will pay off considerably in a month's time.
Unusual year and with all the talent entering via the draft and becoming free agents or released. Some will be the odd ducks out. Both TB and TH face more headwinds than we are acknowledging. As Fans we see TB and TH with the emotional eyes of a fan. Head coaches and FOs have a hard, cold, analytical perspective we don't.
 

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If Drew retires, they're going after Stafford. Drew isn't going to retire though, so Teddy will likely find a new home with the highest bidder.

Taysom remains the #3 QB with the Saints for another year because Al Davis is dead and he was the only owner dumb enough to sign an unproven, gadget QB with a strong arm as his franchise QB.

The #2 QB for the Saints after Teddy leaves is TBD.
Why would they go after Stafford? He doesn't fit the Saints offense at all.
 

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Why would they go after Stafford? He doesn't fit the Saints offense at all.
He also has cracked vertebrae in his back. If Stanford was smart, he would retire and spend more time with his wife. I understand that she has serious health issues.
 

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He also has cracked vertebrae in his back. If Stanford was smart, he would retire and spend more time with his wife. I understand that she has serious health issues.
If its his back, he's done. I don't see a team signing anyone outside of Peyton with back/neck issues.
 

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