Per a report from Mike Florio at Pro Football Talk, the Chicago Bears are in talks with Teddy Bridgewater and hope to sign the former first round pick as things are heating up in the first day of free agency.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, talks are underway between the Bears and Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater
The initial numbers floating around (something in the range of $21 million per year) suggest that Bridgewater would be installed as the No. 1 option in Chicago. And that would be a great deal for a guy who has started six games since January 2016.
This could very well be the end for Mitch Trubisky. Hard to believe he would be around much longer if this deal were to go through. Teddy Bridgewater isn’t going to be getting $21 million to be a back up.
However, it seems though that the Bears aren’t the only suitor for Bridgewater:
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) March 16, 2020
We’ll keep everyone updated as more information becomes available.
Bears making lots of calls this afternoon.
The phones are active in the NFL world right now and the Bears, per a source, are reaching out to the Bengals and Jaguars re: trade possibilities for Andy Dalton or Nick Foles.
— Dan Wiederer (@danwiederer) March 16, 2020
Bears still believed to be pursuing Bridgewater
Update: Told Bridgewater still main focus, but CHI wants thorough physical & Chargers have checked in on him too https://t.co/RRTckaij39
— Paul Crane (@PaulCrane7) March 17, 2020
Update 11:45am (3/17):
Bridgewater reportedly working on a deal with the Carolina Panthers
The Panthers and Teddy Bridgewater are negotiating a 3-year contract in the $60 million range, per source. The deal is not done as they work out details but it is expected to be complete when new league year opens Wednesday.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 17, 2020