Colts QB options post-Carson Wentz: Teddy Bridgewater (free agent)
The Indianapolis Colts are in quarterback purgatory.
You hate to see it, you hate to say it — it just is what it is.
Since Andrew Luck retired, the Colts have been in the same position as many teams around the NFL — in desperate search of a long-term solution at the game’s most important position.
One wise move the Colts could make? Hang onto this new NFL Draft capital, take your chances with a decent veteran in 2022, and go aggressive in the 2023 NFL Draft where the QB class is expected to be much better.
There might even be some dart throws in the 2022 NFL Draft the Colts could take, but they do not have a first-round pick in 2022 because of their own Carson Wentz trade last year.
The Colts have to take the “L” on Wentz but they at least got something in return for him. Now, would it be wise to trade all of that for a guy like Jimmy Garoppolo who might not be on the team a year from now either?
I am not so sure.
The Colts could sign a guy like Teddy Bridgewater, who might give you comparable production to Garoppolo, but without surrendering any draft picks to get him.
Bridgewater’s health is a concern (as is Garoppolo’s, to be fair) after missing the final three games of the 2021 season due to a concussion and other dings.
Bridgewater is a conservative player at the QB position who has obvious physical limitations, but he could be a decent bridge option for the Colts.