Oct 8, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterbacks Drew Brees (9) and Teddy Bridgewater (5) look on in the second half against the Washington Redskins at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.


Drew Brees: Saints offense suits Teddy Bridgewater

Seth Dunlap
June 13, 2019 - 4:45 pm

Saints quarterback Drew Brees rejoined minicamp practice today after spending the first two days of camp in California.   The much-anticipated return of the team's primary signal caller was a welcome sight for coaches and teammates.

It was an unusual sight the past two days, with No. 9 not to be found at team facilities during important offseason practices.  Brees said he was ready to get back with his team.

“Yeah, very tough, very tough. Obviously I'm quarterback of his football team and I want to be with the team, but unfortunately there were things that were a bit out of our control that we had to take care of. So take care of that and take life as it comes.”

Brees is entering the final year of his contract and there is speculation around whether this will be his last season in New Orleans.  If so, then the Saints do have possible successors behind him on the roster.  One of those players is Teddy Bridgewater, who is entering his second season with the Saints after a trade brought him to town last season.  

Bridgewater has looked much more comfortable in the Saints offense throughout minicamp than he looked last year.  Brees took notice of this today.

"I think this offense suits him very well, a lot of things that we do and a lot of the capabilities that we have and obviously with the creativity that we’re able to incorporate to everything we do. I think guys have a comfort level with him. I think he's got a great comfort level with the offense and he’s shown that throughout camp."

One adjustment Brees will have to make this season is working a new center.  Rookie Erik McCoy is the front runner to win the job, and Brees sees an adjustment period for the former Texas A&M star.

"Each week we started adding stuff and I think in the beginning you try to just be very basic and very elementary and then as soon as you get going you try to make it a bit more complicated just to (challenge him) and we threw him in the fire," Brees said. "So I think that's the only way you really get better and you've got to stretch yourself a little bit and put yourself in those uncomfortable situations."

Watch Brees' full post-practice press conference in the audio below.

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