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3 Most Likely Teddy Bridgewater Destinations in 2022 NFL Free Agency

Adam Taylor McKillop
Three most likely Teddy Bridgewater destinations in 2022 NFL free agency.
Three most likely Teddy Bridgewater destinations in 2022 NFL free agency. / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Teddy Bridgewater experiment did not pan out as expected for the Denver Broncos, who are upgrading with the blockbuster deal for Russell Wilson. Bridgewater hits free agency at the right time, however, amidst a unproven draft class and slim free-agent class of QBs.

The seven-year pro may have to look for a backup role or for teams in need of a stopgap after his underwhelming 7-7 year in Denver, tossing for only 18 TDs in 14 games. Regardless, there's always a market for capable quarterbacks and teams will be lining up for Bridgewater's services.

Here are the three most likely free-agent destinations for the former first-round pick.

Teddy Bridgewater Free Agency

1. New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints may be the most QB-needy NFL roster after the Broncos filled this need. There's little doubt they'll look to the draft for a possible long-term solution, but none of this year's prospects project as immediate starters. Enter Bridgewater as the stopgap. New Orleans has work to do on its precarious cap situation but a chance to start may be too enticing for Bridgewater to pass up.

2. New York Giants

Although the new combination of Brian Daboll and Joe Schoen have backed Daniel Jones, the young QB's leash has to be shortening. Jones has thrown for 3,000 yards just once in three years and is fresh off the most disappointing performance in his short career. Bridgewater gives the team reliability behind an injury-prone Jones and creates competition the Giants haven't had under center for a very long time.

3. Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers fall in line with the Saints, looking for a potential stopgap while addressing long-term plans at QB in the draft. Life after Ben Roethlisberger. Bridgewater is a better option than either Mason Rudolph or Dwayne Haskins and has enough experience to guide whichever QB (likely Malik Willis) the Steelers draft in his early development. This fit just makes too much sense for Mike Tomlin and company.

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