Patriots Signing Unexpected Tom Brady Replacement
The Patriots are signing an unexpected Tom Brady replacement, it would appear.
Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater had a great year with the New Orleans Saints.
Unfortunately, he is an unrestricted free agent this offseason and the Saints’ other two quarterbacks in Drew Brees and Taysom Hill are also free agents.
That means someone has to go – and that someone will be Bridgewater.
A few weeks back CBS Sports insider Jason La Canfora suggested that Bridgewater may end up in New England.
Now The Athletic’s Shiel Kapadia is saying the same thing.
Tom Brady headed West?
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Kapadia predicts that Brady will leave New England, thus freeing up space for the team to acquire Bridgewater.
“In Bridgewater, the Patriots could land a starting option who would not break the bank,” the column notes.
“Bridgewater has the intangibles in terms of leadership and work ethic that Belichick may find appealing. And he’s not the type of quarterback that will lose the game with mistakes.
“In five starts with the Saints last season, Bridgewater posted a 1.0 percent interception rate and he fumbled just once. It doesn’t have to be an either/or situation.”
Bridgewater is still only 27 years old and is coming off the most impressive year of his pro career.
With Brees hurt, he stepped in for the veteran and led th Saints to a 5-0 record.
There is no reason why he would not be able to do the same with New England.
Obviously this is all predicated on Brady leaving town. But with each passing day, it is beginning to look like that option is becoming more and more viable.