4 possible suitors for Teddy Bridgewater after Sam Darnold trade

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Washington Football Team

Perhaps the presence of Marty Hurney in the Washington Football Team front office could lead to them making a trade for Teddy Bridgewater. The former Carolina Panthers general manager was instrumental in bringing the player on board and appeared highly confident in his ability to succeed despite not starting a full season since 2015 judging by the contract he gave out.

This turned out to be a poor move by Hurney and another nail in his coffin. However, Washington does have a potential need to fill despite the signing of Ryan Fitzpatrick and their decision to extend Taylor Heinicke, so looking in Bridgewater’s direction is not out of the realm of possibility.

Whether head coach Ron Rivera is going to be willing enough to part ways with valuable draft capital to the team that fired him is up for debate. Washington managed to get Curtis Samuel from the Panthers in the early stages of free agency, with the wide receiver developing some eye-catching chemistry with Bridgewater in 2020 on his way to a career season.

Washington doesn’t appear far away from mounting a real challenge for the title. They have an elite defense with first-round picks everywhere you look and some outstanding playmakers on the offensive side of the ball who can make a real difference.

Bridgewater would be a feast or famine addition to their roster, of that there is little doubt. But if he could play a little better down the stretch with a chip on his shoulder, then another bold bid for the NFC East title wouldn’t be far behind.