3 reasons Teddy Bridgewater to the Chargers makes perfect sense

Aug 18, 2019; Carson, CA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) passes against the Los Angeles Chargers during the second quarter at Dignity Health Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Chargers have elected to move on from Philip Rivers after having him man the offense for 16 consecutive seasons. Ever since the Chargers announced that they won’t be bringing back Rivers, Teddy Bridgewater has been predicted by some as a viable replacement for the gunslinging veteran.

With Drew Brees coming back in 2020, the New Orleans Saints aren’t going to have the resources to retain Bridgewater for another season. For the past two seasons, they’ve had the luxury of having him sit behind Brees as the team’s backup.

During the 2019 season, Bridgewater actually saw some action under center due to Brees sustaining a thumb injury. The Louisville product would get an opportunity to start in five games and he definitely took advantage of it.

Now, as he becomes an unrestricted free agent, Bridgewater can sign anywhere that is willing to give him a chance to be a starter. With that in mind, here are three reasons why Bridgewater to the Chargers makes perfect sense.