Saints 2019: Offseason priorities, the case for Teddy Bridgewater

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Other teams needing QB help

Teddy Bridgewater
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – DECEMBER 30: Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the New Orleans Saints calls a play in the huddle during the first half against the Carolina Panthers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 30, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

The 2018 draft produced five first round pick QBs, so a lot of teams potentially plugged holes in their QB issues. The Browns and Ravens definitely got their men. Darnold seems to be good with the Jets. The jury is out in Buffalo until they can protect Josh Allen better. The only place that didn’t feel confident in their new QB is Arizona. But with a new coach, they will give Rosen more time to develop.

The New York Giants were mentioned earlier, and it was mentioned that Manning is in the last year of his deal. That makes it almost certain that with their sixth pick in the draft, they’ll take a QB, likely the highest rated one on the board, since none of the teams ahead of them need QBs.

The other teams looking for a quarterback already have starters but they are looking for upgrades: Denver, Oakland, Cincinnati and Miami. If Miami decides to move on from Ryan Tannehill, add him to that same pool as Bridgewater, looking for a starting gig. But, also count Miami as a strong contender for Bridgewater, who might even take a backup job there, because Miami is his hometown.

Denver struggled offensively under Case Keenum, but due to the cap hit moving him would bring about, he might be the best option for them in the short term, financially speaking. Plus, Denver will have a new coach, and new coaches sometimes breathe new life.

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Andy Dalton has kind of leveled off in Cincy, and a new coach may look to bring in new life, though it’s doubtful they’d go the direction of a Bridgewater. Oakland has Derek Carr, who has shown flashes of great play. Carr could be moved, as Oakland could be looking to revamp their entire team prior to moving to Las Vegas. Doubt they’d go the route of Bridgewater, though. And it more seems currently they’d stick to what they have.