New Orleans Saints
Yet Teddy got the chance to shine in Week 17, with the New Orleans Saints clinching a first-round bye in Week 16.
Unfortunately, Bridgewater did everything but that, completing only 14 passes for 118 yards, one touchdown and one interception in a 33-14 beatdown to NFC South rivals the Carolina Panthers.
Teddy Bridgewater's passing touchdown today marked his first score through the air since December 27, 2015 pic.twitter.com/FzLcUgswcE— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 30, 2018
To be fair, Teddy was also surrounded by second- and third-string players, with starting running back Alvin Kamara getting the weekend off and Michael Thomas not getting his usual amount of snaps.
Still, at home in front of the roaring New Orleans crowd, a dominant performance from Bridgewater could have cemented his status as one of the most sought-after unrestricted free agent quarterbacks in the league this offseason.
Teddy Bridgewater not exactly making a great case for himself as a 2019 starter.— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) December 30, 2018
Now, teams have gotten a look at his progress, and can't like what they see.
There will still be interest surrounding the talented 27-year-old, but any extra bit of leverage his agent wanted to use to swing him a generous deal come March may have washed down the drain following the loss and sub-par performance.