Here's A Fun Display Of Teddy Bridgewater's Health And Athleticism, As Well As Another Sign Of The Saints' Solidarity
I'm not biased enough to think that stuff like this doesn't go down in other locker rooms around the National Football League. However, since other locker rooms around the National Football League didn't appear anywhere near as fun and cohesive as the Saints did from Monday through Sunday, I'm treating this on-going friendly competition between backup quarterbacks as yet another tip of the cap to the culture that's been created in New Orleans.
I mean, how random is that collection of players? A first year free agent linebacker in Demario Davis. A fringe wide receiver/punt returner in Tommy Lee Lewis. A backup quarterback that was acquired by trade just prior to the season in Teddy Bridgewater. An undrafted backup to the backup quarterback that found himself in an on-again, off-again relationship with the practice squad in J.T. Barrett. It honestly leads you to believe you could call four random names off the roster - regardless of age, status, or position - and they'd have been just as likely to get along like life-long friends, if not brothers. I'm sure that's not entirely true, but only in the latter half of coming of age sports' movies is something as rare as 53+ personalities co-existing as one supposed to seem remotely plausible.
Also, not that I needed one, but this is just another small look in on how much a clearly healthy Teddy Bridgewater enjoyed being a New Orleans Saint, despite actually only playing one game. Time will tell whether the clock has already struck midnight on his residency within the Who Dat Nation, but - all else being equal (with 'all else' being $) - it's not crazy to envision a world where he thinks his future is brightest behind Drew Brees. Good things come to those who wait and just about everything we've seen from the Saints, be it on or off the field, indicates that calling the current construction of their talented, tight-knit roster a good thing would be a massive understatement.
P.S. I first treated Sean Payton's question as if it were asked in jest, but clearly he didn't know the extent of these battles or Teddy Two Gloves would have using one sticky ass hand to cut into Taysom's workload as yet another pass-catching quarterback in the Saints' offense. Hell, he might be capable of creating more separation than some of the actual wide receivers not named Michael Thomas did this past season.