Fowler says it’s widely expected that Bridgewater will move on from the Saints, unless Drew Brees decides to retire.
There are several notable free agent quarterbacks available this year including Bridgewater, but it remains to be seen how many starting jobs will be available.
Some free agents may have to settle for opportunities to compete for starting jobs, as there are also some notable quarterback prospects in this year’s draft including Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert among others.
Bridgewater, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Vikings back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $6,849,502 rookie contract after Minnesota declined to pick up his fifth-year option.
Bridgewater signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Jets last year that included just $500,000 guaranteed. However, the Jets later traded him to the Saints during the preseason and he returned to New Orleans last year on another one-year contract.
In 2019, Bridgewater appeared in nine games for the Saints and completed 67.8 percent of his passes for 1,384 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed for 31 yards.
We have him included in our Top 100 – 2020 Free Agents list.