News that the team is predicted to resign Bridgewater was first reported by NFL Network.
Bridgewater, a prior first-round pick, served as Drew Brees‘ copy with the Saints this past season. This was another significant part of Bridgewater’s come back from a devastating knee injury suffered in 2016, when he was with the Minnesota Vikings.
Bridgewater, 26, had an 11-5 record and a cursory look in 2015, his next season with the Vikings. But, his career was derailed for nearly two full months after having a grisly left knee accident in the summer of 20-16 that included a torn ACL as well as other structural damage.
He signed a one-year, incentive-laden cope with the New York Jets being a free agent last March, then was traded for the Saints through the pre season for a 2019 third-round pick. Bridgewater made his first start in just 3 years after the Saints rested Brees in Week 17.
Although Bridgewater threw for only 118 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception in a loss to the Carolina Panthers, he chose to show teams that he was healthy again.
Even the 6-foot-2, 215-pounder has been hailed 32nd overall by the Vikings in 2014. He moved 66 as being a rookie starter and helped Minnesota hit the playoffs the next season. He threw for an overall total of 6,150 yards, 28 touchdowns and 21 interceptions in those 2 seasons.
ESPN’s Mike Triplett led to the record.