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New Orleans Saints tried to trade for Teddy Bridgewater

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers
Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

With Jameis Winston suffering a torn ACL last Sunday, it was a debilitating injury for a team sitting at 5-2 with the playoffs in sight. Having Trevor Siemian help take down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn’t prevent the Saints from considering a trade for Teddy Bridgewater.

As tough as the actual injury was, the timing gave the team a chance to go fishing for a new quarterback as the trade deadline had yet to pass. The unfortunate part, was that they only had two days, with the deadline coming last Tuesday.

So, did Saints general manager Mickey Loomis try to trade for a new starting quarterback instead of handing the keys to Trevor Siemian or Taysom Hill?

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that’s exactly what Loomis did.

The Saints reportedly inquired about trading for their old friend in Bridgewater. Though, as the Denver Broncos attempt to stay afloat in a competitive AFC West division, despite trading Von Miller, the Broncos never considered trading their starting quarterback.

Bridgewater went 5-0 in his time filling in for injured starter Drew Brees back in 2019. Meanwhile, he has the Broncos at 4-4 this year. Going to the Saints would have been a nice reunion, giving Sean Payton a veteran quarterback he’s already familiar with, and has even won with.