The New Orleans Saints are in the unique position to have not one, or two, but three viable options at quarterback in 2020. But with Drew Brees returning to the team, at least one of his backups – Taysom Hill or Teddy Bridgewater – will have to be the odd man out. Fortunately for Bridgewater, it looks like if he hits the open market he won’t be unemployed for long.
According to JC Cornell of The Draft Network, a “frontrunner” has emerged for Bridgewater’s services. That team is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are believed to be on the fence about former No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston.
The Buccaneers have an incredible arsenal of weapons for just about any quarterback. Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate can elevate almost any signal-caller.
Bridgewater went 5-0 as a starter for the Saints this past year, completing 68-percent of his passes for 1,384 yards and nine touchdowns in the process.
Teddy Bridgewater is the front runner right now for the Buccaneers
— JC Cornell (@CornellNFL) March 5, 2020
But Bridgewater was also one of the highest-paid backups in the league this past year. Elevating him from a backup to a full-time starter would likely cost Tampa Bay a pretty penny.
Fortunately, the Buccaneers can cover the price of just about any player they have their eyes on. OverTheCap.com projects them to have $75-80 million in cap space this offseason.
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