As the Alex Smith saga continues to play out before our eyes, all thoughts are surrounding what the Redskins should do at quarterback both for the present and future of the franchise. Many feel a new head coach, if one is actually selected, would like to have a say for the franchise’s next signal caller. If Jay Gruden returns for another season at the helm, some wonder if Colt McCoy will be the guy for the immediate future, until either Alex Smith returns, or a new rookie is broken in.
Regardless of who the coach is, the Skins are going to have to plan for the future at the most important position on the field.
Enter Teddy Bridgewater.
The former first round pick of the Minnesota Vikings in the 2014 NFL Draft, Bridgewater is currently serving as a backup to Drew Brees in New Orleans. At just 26 years old, Teddy has plenty of good years left in him, and if he can become the passing threat he was developing into before the horrific knee injury, some lucky team may just find its pot of gold at the end of the Rainbow.
The Saints did trade a third round pick to the Jets in exchange for Bridgewater and a sixth round pick this past August, and the thought process may be that he can become the eventual replacement for Drew Brees after the 2019 season. However, if a team is willing to offer Teddy a contract to be a starter, he’d be crazy not to take advantage in free agency.
If the Redskins get bad news regarding Alex Smith, and have little faith in Colt McCoy, Bridgewater could be a viable option on a short-term prove-it contract. If he indeed does prove it, the Skins could look to extend him well into his 30’s.
If Alex Smith’s career is over, should the Redskins consider signing Teddy Bridgewater as a free agent this spring?
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Yes - But just as a short-term option
No - The Skins should draft and develop a rookie; even if that means starting Colt McCoy for a while.
Sign him to a multi-year deal, and don’t look back.