METAIRIE, La. — Free agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has decided to stick to the New Orleans Saints because their copy and possible successor to Drew Brees as opposed to chase a direct starting opportunity using his hometown Miami Dolphins, sources told ESPN’s Dianna Russini on Thursday.

Bridgewater, 26, agreed to a one-year $7.25 million deal that’s worth around $12.5 million with incentives, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Bridgewater, who’s in Miami, fulfilled the Dolphins at their team centre on Wednesday. But he eventually chose to stay put in New Orleans, where he spent after the Saints exchanged a third-round decide to acquire him and a sixth-rounder from the ny Jets.

Bridgewater’s agreement is determined by the 13-year anniversary of Brees signing his authentic deal in New Orleans. Brees’ choice also came down to the Saints and Dolphins — that the irony which was not lost on Bridgewater because he tweeted about his decision.