Bridgewater picks Saints over Dolphins

Teddy Bridgewater

Bridgewater now will sign a one-year, $7.25 million fully guaranteed contract with the Saints, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Bridgewater was chosen by the Vikings in the 1st round of the 2014 draft and made the Pro Bowl in 2015.

The Miami Dolphins had a last-second shot to land Teddy Bridgewater and failed.

The Dolphins are in quarterback limbo with Ryan Tannehill's future unclear under the new coach-GM combination of Brian Flores and Chris Grier.

All trades and free agent deals became official on Wednesday afternoon as the new league year officially began.

The Dolphins will need to up their ante on Bridgewater, whose visit comes on the same day free agent Tyrod Taylor rejected a similarly low offer from Miami. He looked great with the Jets in preseason previous year and the Saints were willing to give up a third-round pick for Bridgewater.

This is tremendous news for New Orleans, even if it schedules them for further negotiations with Bridgewater in the 2020 offseason.

According to multiple reports, the Dolphins attempted to land Tyrod Taylor before he signed with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Bridgewater is apparently willing to wait to find the flawless long-term fit, even though he has started just one game over the past three seasons.

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