The New Orleans Saints have signed Bridgewater, who has been at the team's facility in Metairie the entire day finalizing a one-year deal worth $7.25 million fully guaranteed, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the situation. Rapoport adds the deal has a maximum value of $12.5 million. The team later made the news official.
Bridgewater appeared to confirm the report on social media:
The experience in Payton's offense should pay off if Bridgewater is viewed as the heir-apparent to Brees, and his pending return will solidify the Saints' quarterback group. And with 29 career starts, Bridgewater provides experience if Brees were to suffer an injury.