Chicago Bears named top landing spot for Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater

Despite Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy offering their vote of confidence in quarterback Mitchell Trubisky for the 2020 season, it would be shocking not to see them bring in at least one more player at the position. Both Chase Daniel and Tyler Bray are currently not under contract and the past two years have not provided any competition for Trubisky.

One team that has an interesting storyline at the position are the New Orleans Saints. In 2019, the Saints carried three quarterbacks with Drew Brees, Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill all playing a big role. But the Saints will have some interesting decisions to make at the position and that could affect what the Bears do.

Bridgewater will be an interesting free-agent quarterback and arguably the best option out there if he does hit the open market. With the Bears likely bringing in some competition, could they look at Bridgewater this offseason?

Bleacher Report listed the Bears as the ideal suitor for Bridgewater this offseason:

In all likelihood, it’s going to take a contending team to pry away Bridgewater from New Orleans, and the Chicago Bears are one of the few that make some sense.

Those Bears have likely soured on the Mitchell Trubisky experience after another middling year that seemed to hold things back. But they don’t have a high-profile pick to add a rookie yet have $20-plus million in cap space to lure in a veteran.

In the interests of contending now, this seems like a good marriage for both parties. If Bridgewater links up with an offensive guru in Matt Nagy, his next attempt at being a franchise passer could be a success.

Bridgewater certainly is an interesting candidate for the Bears if he does hit that open market. He started 5 of the 9 games he appeared in this season, completing 68 percent of his passes for 1,384 yards, 9 touchdowns and just 2 interceptions. The Bears saw first-hand what Bridgewater can do as he helped lead the Saints to a 36-25 win over the Bears in Chicago back in Week 7.

The other aspect of this is that Bridgewater could stay in New Orleans whether it’s backing up Brees for at least one more year or being the starter now or down the line depending on what Brees does with his career. Whatever happens, Bridgewater will certainly have his options and should see a solid payday coming his way.

8 thoughts on “Chicago Bears named top landing spot for Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater

  • January 14, 2020 at 7:10 AM
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    I’d love to see Teddy Bridgewater as starting Quarter back in New Orleans !!

    In the 5 games he started & won , the offense was at its best & the defense did their job with pride and dignity !!

    The crowd went crazy for Teddy , they even chanted his name !!

  • January 14, 2020 at 12:59 PM
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    Teddy deserves to be starting QB for the Saints. It’s time for Brees to go…

  • January 14, 2020 at 9:50 PM
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    It’s not time for Brees to leave

  • January 14, 2020 at 10:53 PM
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    Would love to see btmridgewater instead of mitchell

  • January 15, 2020 at 7:49 AM
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    I hope Drew Brees retire so Teddy can take over, the league is not for pocket passers any more.

  • January 15, 2020 at 5:11 PM
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    Drew Bree’s most definitely still has it & should not go!! One of the best quarterbacks in the league!! Teddy deserves a chance but there are a ton of teams without a qb of Bree’s skill set & work ethic!!

  • January 15, 2020 at 6:17 PM
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    Brees needs to retire, teddy needs to be the man, brees is done if you ask me

  • January 18, 2020 at 2:48 AM
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    I love Brees, but it’s time for him and Brady to retire and give the next man up their chance, I’m getting tired of the same ole thing year after year. Pocket QB’s is not the answer anymore, they better take a look around at what these up coming QB’s are doing, they are not sitting in the pocket waiting to get sacked. and that what’s making the difference. Teddy deserves to be a starter, if not here somewhere else. I see Taysom Hill being groomed for Brees position more than Teddy, which I love him too. So if you’re not going to use Teddy let him go make his money elsewhere.

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