The Miami Dolphins will meet quarterback free agent Teddy Bridgewater on Wednesday night, ESPN sources confirmed.
Bridgewater will likely have to choose between staying in New Orleans as a substitute and possibly a long-term option to replace Drew Brees after retiring or to Miami, where he could start in 2019.
ESPN's Dianna Russini said Bridgewater had a bigger bid for Miami and, according to his sources, if the Dolphins increased their bid by $ 1 million to $ 2 million, the Saints would have to pull out.
The Boston Globe was the first to report that Bridgewater visited the Dolphins.
Miami is expected to separate from quarterback Ryan Tannehill this season off and consider hiring a quarter in 2019 or 2020.
Veteran goaltender Josh Sitton was released by the Dolphins on Wednesday as the team continues its purge of the lineup early in the league year. A source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN that Sitton is likely to sign with the Jets.
Bridgewater, 26, is from Miami and attended Miami Northwestern High School. He is known to train and stay in the area during the off season. He is friend of receiver and former teammate Louisville, DeVante Parker, who has just signed a two-year contract with the Dolphins this week.
A first-round pick in 2014, Bridgewater began his career as a quarterback to the Minnesota Vikings. A terrible knee injury deflected his career in August 2016. He has not been appointed to a full-time position since 2015, and he has rebuilt his career as a substitute over the past two seasons.
The dolphins, however, are looking for a veteran starting the QB option. They were interested in freestyle player Tyrod Taylor this week, but he decided to sign a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Chargers.