According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Drew Brees has signed a two-year deal estimated around $50 million to stay with the New Orleans Saints. Former Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is negotiating a deal with the Carolina Panthers, according to Chris Mortensen.
And Mortensen later reported that Bridgewater is negotiating a three-year deal with Carolina.
Brees threw for 2,979 yards on 74.3 percent pass completion in 2019. He recorded 27 touchdowns to only four interceptions last season.
Bridgewater won all five games he started with New Orleans last year while Brees was sidelined with a thumb injury. Bridgewater completed 67.9 percent of his passes for 1,384 yards and nine touchdowns.
New Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady was an offensive assistant with New Orleans before joining LSU as their passing game coordinator for their national championship season. Bridgewater and Brady were in New Orleans together in 2018.