3 Most Likely Trade Destinations for Teddy Bridgewater
After months of speculation, the New York Jets have officially agreed to trade Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers for three draft picks, headlined by a 2022 second-round pick.
While we knew Carolina wasn't exactly enamored with Teddy Bridgewater as the long-term solution at quarterback, this trade leaves him as a potentially expendable player for Carolina, and his value probably won't get any higher than it is now, especially if the team decides Darnold is their QB1 in 2021.
Unfortunately for Carolina, most teams in need of a starting QB this offseason have already addressed the position, or are in position to in the NFL Draft.
With that in mind, let's take a look at the three most likely trade destinations for Bridgewater.
Teddy Bridgewater Trade Destinations
3. Chicago Bears
Yes the Chicago Bears have Andy Dalton and Nick Foles under contract at quarterback, but that hasn't exactly excited the fanbase for the future. Some reports even indicated the Bears were considering trading for Darnold at points this offseason. Maybe Chicago could convince Carolina to take on Dalton's one-year contract if they sweetened the pot on a Bridgewater deal. Bridgewater would provide a younger, more exciting and more dynamic option than both Foles and Dalton.
2. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers are still searching for their heir apparent to Ben Roethlisberger. It seems pretty clear at this point that Mason Rudolph isn't it, and Dwayne Haskins hasn't exactly given people confidence that he could be that guy either. Bridgewater is a more viable option than both at this point, and the price shouldn't be too steep.
1. Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos have failed time and time again to find a true franchise quarterback since Peyton Manning's retirement. Cycling through a slew of options, current starter Drew Lock doesn't seem to be the right answer either. Bringing in Bridgewater might not be their top choice, but at this point, it would most likely cost a ton of draft capital to move up from No. 9 in the NFL Draft to a range that would net them one of the top guys. Bridgewater could probably be had for a much lower cost. Still only 28 years old, this would allow the Broncos to use their top pick this year to help build a team around Bridgewater.
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