Teddy Bridgewater is only under contract for the 2018 season, but he's open to remaining with the New Orleans Saints and learning behind Drew Brees.

The Saints acquired Bridgewater from the New York Jets earlier this week.

"I definitely don't mind waiting," he said. "For me, I get to take advantage of this opportunity to grow as a man and as a football player.

"I've been following this offense since I was in college, and to be able to be a part of it now, it's a great feeling. You watch the tape, you look at the numbers and things like that, and you say, 'Wow.' It's an opportunity to be a part of something like that.

"I don't mind waiting. I get to learn from one of the best players to ever play this game, get to be in the room with a great group of guys, get to learn from Coach Payton. So I look forward to that."