2. Teddy Bridgewater is not the heir to Drew Brees’ throne
This might sound completely contradictory considering the fact that Teddy Bridgewater is 3-0 under center for the New Orleans Saints but he has shown us in these three games that he should not be the Saints’ long-term plan to take over at the quarterback position for Drew Brees.
This is coming after Bridgewater’s best performance yet, so recency bias may impact some fans into thinking that Bridgewater is the real deal. Let’s not forget, Bridgewater, although impressive, had such a good game on Sunday against one of the league’s worst secondaries.
Bridgewater has not been bad whatsoever in these three games and I do not want this to come off as such. He has done a great job in managing the games and doing enough for the Saints to win.
You don’t want a game manager to end up as your franchise quarterback. Then you end up in a situation, like the Dallas Cowboys, where you have to overpay this quarterback that we all know isn’t an elite quarterback but he is your only option to contend for a Super Bowl.
The heir to Brees’ throne, whether it comes next season or in five years, has to be someone that the Saints fully commit to, build around and have full trust in.
Bridgewater, as impressive as he has been compared to his initial expectations, has not shown enough traits to warrant that kind of trust from the Saints.