3 reasons the Colts should take a long look at Teddy Bridgewater

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Teddy Bridgewater is going to be one of the most intriguing players to keep an eye on this offseason. After turning down offers last offseason from other teams to return to the New Orleans Saints, Bridgewater got a serious taste of starting when Drew Brees went down. There are quite a few teams around the NFL who should use a new starting quarterback and one of those teams could end up being the Indianapolis Colts, who have been anything but confident in Jacoby Brissett since the 2019 season ended.

Bridgewater proved in 2019 that he is still capable of being a guy that puts a team in playoff contention. He kept the Saints firing on all cylinders with Brees out due to a thumb injury. The Colts would be getting a major upgrade with Bridgewater over Brissett.

In the 2019 season with the Saints, Bridgewater played in nine games. He completed 67.9 percent of his pass attempts for 1,384 yards, nine touchdowns, and just two interceptions. Those numbers show why he is such an intriguing name to watch this offseason.

Indianapolis should absolutely be considering making a run at him. Sticking with Brissett is an option, but it isn’t the option that will get them back into playoff contention.

Let’s take a look at three reasons the Colts should take a long look at signing Bridgewater this offseason.

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  1. The Colts signing Bridgewater makes too much sense to really happen. This would allow them to use their first pick in the draft on the top tier receiver, a stud interior defensive lineman or some other game changer at a position of need. If the Colts can draft a top notch receiver and a good tight end and then spend the rest of the draft and cap space on the defense they are immediately a top tier team in the AFC. Unfortunately, there are many in Indianapolis that don’t see Bridgewater as much of a step up from Jacoby which I don’t understand. Teddy puts up good numbers every time he gets an opportunity. While signing him won’t come cheap, I don’t think he is going to command record breaking money. They should be able to sign him for less than Kirk Cousins got. That will help with future cap space and every knows how much Ballard hoards cap space.

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