There is a high amount of positivity surrounding the New Orleans Saints. Despite losing Drew Brees to injury, Teddy Bridgewater has become one of the league’s feel-good stories while filling in as the starting quarterback.
Bridgewater has been in inspired form, throwing at a superb rate that would make other QBs in the league jealous. He’s doing such a good job that many Saints fans aren’t missing Brees that terribly at all.
The Saints can look to extend their winning streak to four when they play the Jacksonville Jaguars at the TIAA Bank Stadium. As usual, they will have to depend on their QB to help them through this test.
Here are some things that seem a little out there but we believe could happen when the 26-year-old QB steps into the field to face the Jaguars.
Bridgewater will achieve an 80% completion rate
The Louisville product has become a dynamic passer and is now a very different QB from the player the Minnesota Vikings drafted in 2014. He can throw accurate short passes as well as long-range bombs that can burn defending secondaries. He’s become a dangerous QB that the Saints have been looking for and is looking like a potential long-term replacement for Brees.
Moreover, he has been throwing very accurate passes as of late. He has at least a 70% completion rate ever since starting in Week 3, and his accuracy against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 5 was at an astounding 76.47%.
There’s no reason why head coach Sean Payton wouldn’t run more passing plays to make full use of Bridgewater’s talents. And with Bridgewater constantly looking to improve himself, he’ll undoubtedly aim for an 80% completion rate. The crazy part about this is that he might be able to do it.
Bridgewater will complete five passing TDs
Bridgewater had a career game against the Bucs last time out as he tied his personal record with four touchdowns. Any competitive player would want to top that record and create a new standard for himself. And that’s possible to happen with the way he’s been playing as of late.
He has one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, so he will have all the time in the world to pick a pass and throw it. And with Jalen Ramsey’s availability still questionable, he can have the confidence to fearlessly throw the football.
Bridgewater will extend the Saints’ dominance
The Saints have been an unbeatable team as of late, and Bridgewater has a lot to do with it. His confidence is sky-high and will look to cement his place as a terrific quarterback that no defenses can ignore.
He has an avenue to express his dominance against the Jaguars, and the Saints will continue to dominate with him making the pass.