The Miami Dolphins will be in search of a quarterback, and unless they believe in one at the top of the draft, they may be looking at Teddy Bridgewater.
Teddy Bridgewater will be a hot name on the quarterback market come March 18. With the NFL Combine already in action, the New Orleans Saints should be preparing for teams to offer their 27-year-old quarterback a hefty contract.
The Miami Dolphins, the team with the NFL’s most cap space entering free agency, will have the cards in their hand. With a top pick, the Dolphins may opt to improve their defense or receiving corp instead of selecting a Justin Herbert-like player.
They’ll need to know their future moves soon as free agency is staring NFL teams in the eye. What will the Dolphins do? Well, it’s easy to assume that, with all their cap space, they’ll make another run at Bridgewater.
5-0 in 2019, Bridgewater proved that, with a solid defense, he can succeed. At the core of who he is, Bridgewater is a winner, and it’s been that way ever since his days at Louisville.
He didn’t perform overly well in his time as a starter this past season, but he found a way to get the job done. Bridgewater finished the 2019 season with nine touchdowns and two interceptions, having started just those five weeks within the first half of the season.
That said, the Dolphins need a quarterback, have looked at Bridgewater before for their starting spot, and have the money to toss him an $18 million offer. That will sweeten the pot to the point where Bridgewater can’t say no.
With Brees returning and Bridgewater not getting any younger, the Saints basically have to watch their potential heir just walk away.
However, the Dolphins, who will likely improve quite a bit this offseason, could be a playoff-contending team with Teddy, and if they feel that way as well, they’ll be tossing a checkbook his way.
Money, the potential for success, and the keys to South Beach all make Miami a pretty alluring destination for Bridgewater, one that he may not be able to turn down again.