Teddy Bridgewater 3 landing spots in free agency and contract value

Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) passes the ball in the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) passes the ball in the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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Teddy Bridgewater; A detailed view of a new uniform during a press conference revealing the Washington Commanders as the new name for the formerly named Washington Football Team at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /

Teddy Bridgewater landing spot no. 3: Washington Commanders

Washington Commanders fans certainly have their sights set high on possible quarterback acquisitions in the 2022 offseason.

Adding Teddy Bridgewater for almost $20 million a year might feel like the Alex Smith move all over again.

But again, Bridgewater is the type of quarterback that can thrive in the right circumstances. Is he going to be the tide to raise all boats? Not likely.

Could he do well given Washington’s improvements on the offensive line and their support defensively?

I would say yes.

Bridgewater has proven in the past that he can get the ball out and spread it to his teammates. That was an area in Denver that he completely failed, but former Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur also deserves plenty of blame for that.

In Washington, his focus would be on getting the ball to Terry McLaurin and limiting turnovers, which he has.

Washington has been very competitive the last couple of seasons and if they don’t land a big-name quarterback like Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson, the reality is that Bridgewater might be the most appealing veteran option out there.

If Washington loves someone in the draft, I don’t think that would prevent a Bridgewater acquisition, either.