Would the Saints use the franchise tag to keep Teddy Bridgewater? (1 Viewer)

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By John Sigler | Saintswire

Few teams have a quarterback situation as complicated as the New Orleans Saints face in 2020. All three rostered passers are going to be free agents — Drew Brees and Teddy Bridgewater are scheduled to test the open market, while the team will likely have right-of-first-refusal status for Taysom Hill. No matter what happens, Brees and Bridgewater have a combined $25.3 million in dead money on the books for 2020, though that can could be kicked further down the road with new deals.

Brees, who turns 41 next week, has said he’ll continue to take things year-to-year. It’s a safe bet that the’ll return given how well he played in 2019 (even if Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer out-dueled him and Sean Payton in the playoffs), but it’s not a completely-sure thing.

It’s easy to argue that Bridgewater should return to New Orleans and continue to wait it out, having proven himself a worthy heir-apparent when Brees missed five games with a hand injury. ...

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