Tampa Bay Buccaneers Set To Sign Teddy Bridgewater
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to sign Teddy Bridgewater if the team is unable to ultimately come away with Philip Rivers.
Over the past few weeks, Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians has sent a very clear signal regarding his team’s quarterback situation: Jameis Winston is not our guy.
Although Tampa Bay has yet to come out and explicitly cut ties with Winston, things are very obviously trending in that direction.
Multiple sources have indicated that the Buccaneers’ first choice to replace Winston would be Rivers.
The 38-year-old and his old team, the Los Angeles Chargers, mutually agreed to go their separate ways just a few weeks ago.
However, if Rivers ultimately ends up with the Indianapolis Colts as many believe he will, then Bridgewater seems to be the Plan B.
Last year, Bridgewater had a very successful stint filling in for an injured Drew Brees.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) March 2, 2020
On his watch, the New Orleans Saints went 5-0 without their starting quarterback and he recorded 1,384 yards and nine touchdowns on 68 percent completion.
According to The Athletic NFL insider Mike Sando, the Buccaneers are “hot on Bridgewater.”
Moreover, per Peter King of NBC Sports, Tampa Bay is “likely” to move on from Winston.
Those two factors combined seem to signal that a potential union between the Buccaneers and Bridgewater may be in the cards.
NFL free agency commences on March 18. At that point, the picture on who is going where will clear up to some degree.
Tom Brady will make his decision, then Rivers will make his, and then players of Bridgewater’s caliber will likely end up wherever the aforementioned two players did not end up going.