The New York Jets have traded Teddy Bridgewater and a sixth round draft pick to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for a third round draft pick. The move brings an end to the “summer of wondering where Teddy will land.” The name is a work in progress.
Teddy will backup Drew Brees this season before becoming an unrestricted free agent in March. When that date rolls around, we’ll have a better idea of whether Bridgewater is simply a temporary insurance policy for New Orleans or a part of their long-term plans.
Brees is 39-years-old. Teddy is 25. The Saints are loaded with young talent and in prime position to be one of the three or four best teams in the NFC for the foreseeable future. If Brees — who signed a new two-year deal with New Orleans in March — shows any signs of slowing down, the Saints might think about turning the keys to the franchise over to Teddy. If he lights it up yet again, then Teddy-palooza (better name) could be back on.
While I’m happy that Teddy finally found a permanent home for 2018, I wish he’d ended up in a situation where he’ll have more of a chance to showcase the fact that he’s a worthy of being some franchise’s long-term commitment.
Crazy things happen in the NFL, though. It wouldn’t be a stunner if this isn’t the final stop on Ted’s 2018 tour of the league.
Since Teddy is going to New Orleans, I’m contractually obligated to end the post with this ...