If you're a Dolphins fan, you have to be thinking things can't get much worse this offseason, but on the contrary, they can and they have.
It was announced early Tuesday Morning that quarterback Teddy Bridgewater would be re-signing with the New Orleans Saints. At the same time it was revealed that Bridgewater decided against a move to Miami to stay in the big easy.
Teddy Bridgewater expected to re-sign with the New Orleans Saints despite a bigger deal on the table from Miami. I’m told Bridgewater values the locker room culture and prospect of one day becoming the Saints starting QB per source informed. #Saints— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) March 12, 2019
While it makes sense the Dolphins were able to offer a better deal than the Saints, Bridgewater's decision also makes just as much sense. As many fans know from the viral dancing videos, Bridgewater obviously enjoyed his role and time with the Saints.
A fun team isn't all that swayed Bridgewater back to New Orleans. It's been known that the Dolphins will most likely be taking a quarterback in the 2020 draft, meaning Bridgewater wouldn't have been the starter for long in South Beach. Saints head coach Sean Payton has already told the media that Bridgewater is the heir apparent to Drew Brees in the Saints offense.
Bridgewater, 26, played all of last season as Brees' backup QB, only playing the last game of the regular season when the team decided to rest Brees. Bridgewater had spent the other three seasons of his career on the Vikings, who originally drafted the Louisville product at the end of the 2014 first round.
Though his age may say otherwise, Brees looks like he could play for another five years, meaning only time will tell if Bridgewater's choice to wait is the right decision.