The Pittsburgh Steelers have some tough decisions to make this offseason. That said, does Teddy Bridgewater make sense as the team’s future quarterback?
With Ben Roethlisberger getting into the latter years of his impressive NFL career, I believe the Pittsburgh Steelers need to start thinking about their future plans at quarterback. Pittsburgh’s front-office drafted Joshua Dobbs from the University of Tennessee last season; however, the jury is still out on whether he’s who the team will believes will replace Roethlisberger at some point in the near future.
That said, we’re heading into an NFL offseason where the QB market is going to be insane. With players like Kirk Cousins, Sam Bradford and Case Keenum available, the Steelers need to stay away from the high-priced options and look in the direction of Teddy Bridgewater.
In my opinion, there’s no chance Bridgewater stays in Minnesota. With Sam Bradford and Case Keenum seen as the Vikings most-valued options moving forward, the former Louisville Cardinals superstar will get a chance to test the free agent market.
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If Pittsburgh plans on seeking-out quarterback help this offseason once again, again, they’d be smart to take a chance on Bridgewater.
Still, there’s some concern that his body won’t hold up in a division as physical as the AFC North. Bridgewater has always been criticized for being a narrowly-built player, but his recent knee injury raises more concern than anything.
Needless to say, if there’s a reason why the Steelers should stay away from Bridgewater, that would be it.
That being said, I still believe the ceiling for Bridgewater is much higher than people in the NFL realize. No, he hasn’t seen a ton of snaps in his short career, but he’s shown the will-to-win and ability to lead a team into the NFL Playoffs.
If the Steelers can re-sign Le’Veon Bell and keep their wide receivers in place, Pittsburgh would be inviting Bridgewater into a very enticing situation. Not only would he have enough weapons around him to succeed, but he’d easily become one of the best quarterbacks in the AFC- something the Steelers have been desperately looking for from Roethlisberger over the past few seasons.
How do you feel about the possibility of the Steelers bringing in Bridgewater, Pittsburgh fans? If not him, then who do you envision as the future quarterback in the black and gold?