Bears Interested In Teddy Bridgewater

The Bears have been in talks with Teddy Bridgewater during the legal tampering period, Mike Florio of PFT hears. The Saints don’t have the cap room to keep the quarterback, but the Bears are among the clubs interested in him and, potentially, among the teams willing to give him a starting job.

The Bears plan on sticking with Mitchell Trubisky, though they’ve signaled a desire to bring in competition. Bridgewater would fit the bill.

Florio hears that Bridgewater is in line for a deal that would pay him roughly $21MM/year. At that salary, Bridgewater would probably be anointed as the Bears’ Week 1 starter.

Bridgewater has started in only six games since January of 2016, but he’s also made a complete recovery from his devastating injury. Many believe that Bridgewater can thrive if given the opportunity to start.

Last year, Bridgewater went 5-0 as the Saints’ starter, filling in for Drew Brees while he was sidelined. Trubisky, the No. 2 overall pick of the 2017 draft, went 8-7. He had just 17 touchdowns against ten interceptions, casting doubt on his future prospects with the Bears.

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      • Priggs89

        It means they should use their limited resources to fix their biggest problem(s) before addressing QB. Fix the line and add a capable TE, and the offense will magically get better.

        • dray16

          Mitch could have all day to throw and he will still miss his target. he’s horrible

    • justinept

      Mitch wasn’t the only problem for the offense – nor was he the biggest – but he was a problem. His accuracy stalls this offense in a major way.

      • Priggs89

        They don’t have the cap space to fix all their problems. Fix the line and TE, and the passing AND running games become substantially better overnight.

        Giving Teddy Bridgewater ~$20M/yr is a small improvement at best – and that’s making the assumption he stays alive behind that line (huge assumption).

        • crosseyedlemon

          Your right about the Bears not having the cap space so if they gave Teddy $20M it would be spread over two years.

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