The Chicago Bears are going to be one of the more intriguing teams to keep an eye on this offseason. Following the struggles that Mitchell Trubisky had in 2019, there have been rumblings that the Bears could look to bring in another quarterback this offseason.
CBS Sports has bought into those rumors and they made a bold prediction that the Bears will end up signing free agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater this offseason.
Although trading for someone like Andy Dalton might sound enticing to the Bears, that would involve giving up some compensation. Instead of losing a draft pick or two in a trade, that prediction here is that the Bears go out and sign Teddy Bridgewater.
Chicago would keep both Bridgewater and Trubisky in this scenario. The prediction is that Bridgewater would sign for around $20 million per year. If that is the case, the Bears could keep both quarterbacks on the roster.
Trubisky may end up being a trade chip following this move. Bridgewater is a more than capable starter and he is young enough for the Bears to build around. Keeping both quarterbacks on the roster wouldn’t make a ton of sense.
Bridgewater played in nine games last season for the Saints and filled in admirably for Drew Brees when he went down with a thumb injury. He completed 67.9 percent of his pass attempts for 1,384 yards, nine touchdowns, and two interceptions.
It will be interesting to see what the Bears end up doing this offseason. Signing Bridgewater could be the move that gets Chicago’s offense back on track. Matt Nagy would definitely do him wonders.
Expect to see the Bears look to be active this offseason. They aren’t happy with missing the playoffs last season and will do everything they can to make a run back to the postseason in 2020.