4 trades that could see Teddy Bridgewater leave the Panthers

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Teddy Bridgewater traded to the Colts

One team that is in desperate need of a new quarterback this offseason is the Indianapolis Colts. Philip Rivers announced his retirement after a standout 17-year career and there doesn’t appear to be a great deal of confidence in upcoming free-agent Jacoby Brissett becoming their long-term option at the position.

The Colts don’t appear to be far away from contending. They reached the playoffs in 2020 and considering how much cap space they have compared to others, some useful reinforcements in the coming weeks could see them become legitimate Super Bowl challengers.

This would be a welcome move for Teddy Bridgewater, who’d be playing in front of one of the NFL’s best offensive lines. The former Louisville standout was sacked 31 times in 15 games with the Carolina Panthers this season, which played a significant factor in his lack of production in key moments.

Indianapolis also has an emerging stud running back in Jonathan Taylor, a defense more than capable of making their presence felt, and some young talent at wide receiver that is going to get another boost either during free agency or the 2021 NFL Draft.

If the Colts offered a third-round selection for Bridgewater, the Panthers would more than likely take it. They have the cash to absorb his contract and it would give Carolina another selection to fill a position of need.