It would appear as though the Saints are still keen on keeping quarterback Teddy Bridgewater as a potential heir to the aging Drew Brees.
Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Teddy is expected to return to the Saints and remain Brees' backup, as the former Louisville star is set to become a free agent in the coming days.
The expectation around the league is that Teddy Bridgewater returns to New Orleans as the backup to Drew Brees, per @AdamSchefter.— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) March 11, 2019
We're not surprised here. New Orleans has been enamored with Bridgewater ever since they traded a third-round draft pick for him in August, even though he had just one year left on his contract.
The market for QBs is also shrinking with each passing week. The Jaguars are expected to sign Nick Foles, even though they were reportedly interested in bringing in Teddy, too. The Redskins traded for Case Keenum, and the Broncos brought in Joe Flacco in late February, filling two other existing holes (not to mention Bridgewater didn't exactly appear ready in his Week 17 addition).
If the Jags and Dolphins - who have starting QB jobs essentially open - go in a different direction or are not a good fit, there is a strong expectation that Teddy Bridgewater would return to New Orleans— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 11, 2019
This would leave Bridgewater's hometown Dolphins as the only franchise without a bonafide starting QB this year, as Miami has displayed their willingness to move on from Ryan Tannehill.
It'll come down to Teddy's compliance in serving another season as a second-stringer and learning under the wings of a future Hall of Famer.