With Drew Brees most likely playing another year in New Orleans, could the Colts make a move for their backup?
We all know that Jacoby Brissett didn’t play well the second half of the season. Because of that, the Colts could be in the market for a free agent QB. The Saints actually have two free agent quarterbacks, but one of them, Drew Brees, will likely stay in New Orleans.
The questions is whether or not Teddy Bridgewater will stay. He filled in for Brees when he missed 5 games with his thumb injury and didn’t lose. He also started two years for the Vikings before he suffered that horrible knee injury. Bridgewater is a viable starter in this league.
Bridgewater is going to be a hot commodity this offseason. Several teams are going to want his services because he still is only 27 years old. But with Brees towards the end of his career, Bridgewater could opt to stay in New Orleans and take over the job once Brees retires.
Bridgewater has a 65% completion percentage for his career, so he is very accurate. Picks are a slight concern, but not recently. He has matured and the game has slowed down for him. The Colts could use someone like him with the offense they currently have.
Based on the way the QB market is right now, Bridgewater could be the hottest name out there. Several teams will be vying for his services. The Colts might try to bring him in for a workout, but there is a decent chance some team comes in with an insane bid for him.
If that’s the case, the Colts will likely bow out of the sweepstakes early. They don’t want to spend a lot of money in free agency because they want to pay their own guys. It would be a surprise to see them sign him based on that fact.