5 NFL Teams That Could Use Teddy Bridgewater As Their Franchise Quarterback

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Five Teams That Should Target Teddy Bridgewater

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Highly touted prospect Teddy Bridgewater has announced his decision to enter the upcoming NFL Draft, and many experts and pundits already consider him the top talent in the rookie class.

The Louisville signal caller was one of the most dominant players in the college football season this year and he posted some stellar numbers in the process, throwing for almost 4000 yards and 31 TDs with only four interceptions. He also showed great makeup, athleticism and intangibles that make him worthy of a top pick in the draft, and there are several teams that could use him the next season.

Several teams struggled with their quarterback situation this year and while some failed miserably, starting the year as a playoff contender and ending almost on the back-end of the standings, others need a long-term solution as a result of bad choices and even worse contracts. Whatever the reason might be, it’s clear that Bridgewater has all the makings of a future star and any team that ends up picking him will end up getting one.

Out of the NFL, five specific organizations could really use Bridgewater as their franchise QB going forward. Luckily for one of them, they have the no. 1 pick in the draft and with all the players at their disposal, it wouldn’t be strange to see them select Bridgewater. If they don’t, these other teams could really need him as well.

Without further ado, please join me through this slideshow as we check out five teams that could use Bridgewater as their signal caller of the future.

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5. Minnesota Vikings

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The Minnesota Vikings had a roller coaster season this year, and no position was more inconsistent than QB. Matt Cassel, Josh Freeman and Christian Ponder all saw time under center and if the team wants to return to relevancy in the NFL, they need a new signal-caller. Bridgewater would be a great option, but it’s highly unlikely that he ends up dropping to the eighth pick.

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4. Houston Texans

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The Houston Texans have the first overall pick, and Bridgewater would be a no-brainer. Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins need a dynamic player that can throw them the ball consistently and since neither Case Keenum nor Matt Schaub was the long-term answer for Houston, the organization should be all over Bridgewater.

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3. Oakland Raiders

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The Oakland Raiders have the fifth pick in the upcoming draft, and they also don’t have a viable option to lead the franchise at the QB position. Terrelle Pryor is clearly not there yet and Matt McGloin isn’t the long-term answer either, so the Raiders would be wise to choose Bridgewater if he falls to their spot.

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2. Jacksonville Jaguars

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have the third pick and a huge need to find a new quarterback after the Blaine Gabbert fiasco. If Bridgewater falls on their lap, selecting him should be a no-brainer.

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1. Cleveland Browns

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The Cleveland Browns have the fourth pick in the draft and while it’s unlikely that both the Jaguars and the Texans will pass out on Bridgewater, the Browns should be all over him if they do. Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron need a star quarterback throwing them the football, and the Louisville product fits the bill here.