4 teams who could trade for Teddy Bridgewater as a backup

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Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Burrow came into the NFL with a substantial amount going for him after starring for LSU during their memorable National Championship in 2019. The No. 1 overall selection made a promising start to life in a professional environment before a serious knee injury suffered against the Washington Football Team left him out for the season and facing a significant period of rehabilitation.

Hopefully, this will be just a blip for Burrow and he can go on to have the sort of career many projected.

It’s clear that the Cincinnati Bengals not only need to get better protection around their prized possession, but they also need to find a primary backup that can step in if there are any further complications.

Teddy Bridgewater won’t be the cheapest backup option in the world thanks to the contract given to him by the Carolina Panthers. However, with only Brandon Allen on the depth chart behind Burrow, it represents a smart move that is well within their budget.

Whether the Bengals want to give up a draft pick at this stage of their rebuild is up for debate. There is an out on Bridgewater’s deal in 2022 if things don’t work out, so the risk is minimal from Cincinnati’s perspective and the benefits are there for all to see.