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NFL Rumors: Redskins inquired about QB Teddy Bridgewater at the Combine

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Teddy to DC?

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Who will be the Redskins starting QB Week 1 for the 2019 season? No one knows at this point, but they have been linked to most of the options at this point in the offseason. Each of the top 4 QBs has been mocked to Washington, along with the 2nd-3rd tier QBs in the middle of the draft. They have been linked to Joe Flacco before he was traded to the Broncos, Josh Rosen if the Cardinals go with Kyler Murray #1, and Ryan Tannehill because the Dolphins called them.

A veteran QB that a lot of people want to link to the Redskins this offseason is Teddy Bridgewater. Washington was a pretty popular choice to sign Teddy when ESPN did their offseason predictions last month.

Washington. Bridgewater won’t find a better chance to play regularly in 2019, assuming the Jaguars land Nick Foles, and the Redskins won’t find many better options to replace Smith. Although he hasn’t started a regular-season game since 2015, Bridgewater showed during the 2018 preseason that his right knee is healthy enough to support a return to the field.

The Redskins reportedly inquired about Bridgewater at the Combine last week. He is set to hit free agency a week from today, and it’s unknown what kind of market he’ll have.

Bridgewater hasn’t been a full-time starter since suffering a serious knee injury before the 2016 season. But he also figures to be more affordable than Foles, and the Redskins were inquiring about him at the combine, according to one person with knowledge of the Redskins’ discussions who spoke on the condition of anonymity to disclose a private conversation.

Is he a potential starter for any team besides the Redskins? It’s possible, but Washington does seem like his best chance at this point. How much will a QB like Bridgewater cost? His career was derailed by injury, and now he’s been playing a backup role. The Redskins are looking at around $17 million in cap space going into free agency, and could look to someone like Ryan Fitzpatrick as a cheaper vet option if that’s the route they’re going.

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Should the Redskins sign Teddy Bridgewater?

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  • 48%
    Yes, affordable starter
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  • 11%
    No, draft the future QB
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  • 4%
    No, sign a different veteran QB
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  • 35%
    Trade for Josh Rosen
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