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New Orleans Saints expected to re-sign Teddy Bridgewater

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It looks like Teddy Bridgewater won’t be moving on to another team to become a starter after all.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Bridgewater is expected to re-sign with the New Orleans Saints to remain Drew Brees’ backup.

Bridgewater made five appearances and started one game for the Saints this past season, completing 14 of his 23 passes for 181 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.

The 26-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Louisville, was originally selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round (32nd pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

He made 12 starts during his rookie campaign, throwing for 2,919 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions while completing 64.4 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 85.2.

Then, the following year, Bridgewater made the Pro Bowl after finishing with 3,231 yards, 14 touchdowns, and nine interceptions, completing 65.3 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 88.7.

Things then took a severe turn for the worse that offseason, when Bridgewater suffered a devastating knee injury in training camp, knocking him out for the 2016 campaign.

He spent one more season with the Vikings in 2017, but threw just two passes and was then traded to the New York Jets last offseason. His stint with the Jets did not last very long either, as New York proceeded to deal him to New Orleans last August.

The Saints are coming off of a 2018 campaign in which they won 13 games and finished with the best record in the NFL before suffering a gut-wrenching loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship Game.