A source informed of the situation told NFL Network the Saints will bring Bridgewater back despite a bigger contract offer on the table from the Miami Dolphins. Bridgewater also values the prospect of becoming the future starting quarterback for the Saints.
Bridgewater, 26, is a Miami native. The No. 32 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft played his first three seasons for the Minnesota Vikings, making a Pro Bowl in 2015. Bridgewater had a brief stay with the New York Jets before being traded to the Saints in August.
The Louisville product completed 14-of-23 passes for 118 yards, a touchdown and an interception in five games in 2018 for New Orleans. Bridgewater started once for the Saints, while backing up future Hall of Famer Drew Brees.
He is 17-12 as a starter.
Brees, 40, completed a career and league-best 74.4 percent of his passes in 2018, while making his 12th Pro Bowl. The 18-year veteran was an All-Pro in 2006 and won a Super Bowl in 2010. Brees is signed through 2019.