Brees jokes that Teddy Bridgewater 'had to run a long way to take that seat' on Saints bench

Panthers quarterback shares light-hearted moment with former teammates

During the fourth quarter of the Saints’ 27-24 win against the Carolina Panthers, a lighter moment occurred as Teddy Bridgewater ran out of bounds on the New Orleans sideline.

The former Saints quarterback kept running and took a seat on the Saints bench next to his former teammates Drew Brees and Taysom Hill.

Brees laughed when asked about the moment and said it was just so fitting of Bridgewater’s personality.

“He had to run a long way to take that seat,” Brees joked. “He knew exactly where we were sitting. He plopped in between us. I kind of handed him the Surface and asked him what he saw.”

Bridgewater spent the past two seasons with the Saints prior to signing with the Panthers before the start of the 2020 season. He went 5-0 as a starter for New Orleans last year filling in for an injured Brees and throughout the week, Saints players spoke glowingly about their former teammate.

“I have nothing but love for Teddy,” Brees said. “He’s a great quarterback. He is an efficient quarterback. He is highly efficient. He had a ton of completions. He takes care of the football and takes advantage of the opportunities that present themselves down the field. I can’t say enough about him.”

Bridgewater’s played well Sunday, completing 23 of 28 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns he also evaded Saints pass rushers several times and was only sacked once Sunday.

“I don’t remember him moving that good,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. “He got out of some tough looks. He, obviously, played well. He made a lot of big plays in the passing game. He extended some plays. We had opportunities to (have a) free rusher. We’ve just got to be better in those situations. It’s a much different offense. You can see, obviously, that they are playing with confidence.“