Saints QB J.T. Barrett re-signs with New Orleans
The New Orleans Saints are still reeling from the loss of Drew Brees. His injury will see him out of the team for quite some time. Due to this circumstance, J.T. Barrett finds himself back on the New Orleans roster.
John Sigler of Saints Wire confirmed that the former practice squad player will be returning to the same position he held at this point last year.
The reasoning behind the signing is reportedly to provide additional security to the important QB position.
Teddy Bridgewater will take over for Brees while he recovers from surgery on his injured throwing hand, and Hill figures to see a larger workload to limit the pressure put on Bridgewater, but it’s always good to keep a strong depth chart.
Brees, who won Super Bowl XLIV, said that he will be dedicating his time to getting back in shape as quickly as he can. NFL Network reported that Brees will undergo surgery to repair the torn thumb ligament. The recovery could take six to eight weeks. By then, it possible that the team is out of the playoff picture.
Bridgewater will be the center of attention as Week 2 saw plenty of starting QBs forced out of the field. While Barrett won’t likely be seeing an NFL field any time soon, he’s good enough to provide some much-needed depth.
The 24-year-old was undrafted in the 2018 Draft but was picked up as a practice squad player by the team. He was let go by the team at the end of the season and joined the Seattle Seahawks for preseason before being cut. He played his college career for Ohio State, throwing 3,053 passing yards in his senior year.