Published: Fri, March 15, 2019
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Bridgewater opts to remain with Saints

Bridgewater opts to remain with Saints

On Tuesday, Bridgewater reportedly was ready to turn down more money from the Dolphins to return to New Orleans and serve as the heir apparent to 40-year-old Drew Brees. In the immediate aftermath of the news, his contract details remained mum.

The Dolphins will need to up their ante on Bridgewater, whose visit comes on the same day free agent Tyrod Taylor rejected a similarly low offer from Miami.

A source confirms to Local 10 that the former Miami Northwestern High School star QB will meet with the Miami Dolphins Wednesday night. ESPN's Dianna Russini suggested the deal with the Saints isn't done just yet.

Miami is expected to release seven-year veteran Ryan Tannehill, who led the Dolphins to a 42-46 record as a starter since being drafted as their first-round pick in 2012. Now they're making a push for Bridgewater.

Big things were expected of Bridgewater during his third season, but a gruesome leg injury - in which he nearly lost his leg - caused him to miss the entire 2016 season. If Brees never plays for the Saints again after the 2019 season, he will leave a salary cap hit of $21.3 million in dead money. Bridgewater looked to be in line to land the starting job in New Orleans after Brees' retirement, but it looks like he's considering other options.

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