The free-agent quarterback was courted by the Miami Dolphins and reportedly visited the AFC East team Wednesday but ultimately opted to return to New Orleans as Drew Brees' potential successor. According to Russini, Bridgewater would have only signed with the Dolphins had they offered him "life-changing money" but that didn't happen.
That may not have been the case had Bridgewater signed in Miami.
Miami is expected to move on from Ryan Tannehill.
Bridgewater also seemed to acknowledge the odd symmetry his return has with Brees' arrival in New Orleans. Bridgewater looked to be in line to land the starting job in New Orleans after Brees' retirement, but it looks like he's considering other options.
According to multiple reports, the Dolphins attempted to land Tyrod Taylor before he signed with the Los Angeles Chargers.
Bridgewater became the Saints' backup last season after being traded to New Orleans during training camp previous year by the New York Jets, who drafted quarterback Sam Darnold with the third overall pick in the 2018 National Football League draft.
Bridgewater is apparently willing to wait to find the flawless long-term fit, even though he has started just one game over the past three seasons.