4 things that need to happen before Teddy Bridgewater joins Saints

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Saints need to clear their cap

Should Drew Brees eventually retire, then a Teddy Bridgewater switch back to the New Orleans Saints becomes more of a possibility. However, the organization is facing some significant financial hardship with the salary-cap coming down due to COVID-19 revenue losses. So they’ll have to make some substantial sacrifices to comply with the new figure that will be no lower than $180 million.

According to Over the Cap, New Orleans is $69.5 million in the red despite converting Brees’ salary into a signing bonus. A number of established veterans are on the chopping block as a result, which would jeopardize their chances of mounting another postseason challenge next time around.

The Carolina Panthers are in a better position after a series of cuts, with new general Scott Fitterer now having the seventh-most cap space available that could see the team become more of a player once free agency hits.

Names like Kwon Alexander are strong candidates for release thanks to nothing more than the amount of money it would save the Saints. Bridgewater still has two years and $37 million in base salary left on his deal. So if New Orleans is seriously contemplating a possible move for the player, they’d need to maneuver even more money around to make it happen.