NEW ORLEANS, LA (AP) – Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater makes his first start against the Saints since leaving New Orleans in free agency.
Bridgewater went 5-0 as Saints starter in 2019 while Drew Brees was recovering from a thumb injury. Bridgewater has passed for 300 or more yards in two of three road starts while running the offense of first-year Panthers coordinator Joe Brady. Brady was a Saints assistant in 2017 and 2018.
The Saints are coming off a bye entering Sunday’s game in the Superdome. Receiver Michael Thomas will miss his fifth straight game after injuring his hamstring this week.