I read the PFT article. I get the logic, but why this year? It didn’t cost Carolina a whole lot of draft picks or cap space for Darnold. They can afford to keep both QBs, so why not? Darnold could be a bust, and they have to revert back to Bridgewater.
On the Bucs end, lets say they do have an interest in Bridgewater. Then why not wait until next year? Bridgewater will be due $26 mil with a $5 dead cap hit. So there’s no way Carolina keeps him, nor would anyone else want that contract. Bridgewater will be free to sign with the Bucs in 2022, and Brady will probably still be here. Bridgewater could get his year of tutoring.
I’m not advocating for Bridgewater. I’m just saying that if the Bucs do have the intention of making him a QB here, it wouldn’t happen until next year.
Teddy doesn’t have an NFL arm. He throws a pretty tight spiral and can arc them in but I do not believe he’s a real game winning QB in this league. He’ll be an the best backup in the league for the next 10 years.
No. The Bucs already have a backup QB. If the Bucs make any moves this year to obtain a QB, it will be looking at someone young to groom for a year or 2 behind Brady.
do they though? i didn’t think Blaine or Ryan were under contract yet?
Only way i consider Teddy is if he is released and will take a Winston type $1M type deal. Otherwise we can’t afford him.
Our priorities have to be:
1 – Re-sign Antonio Brown at 1 year, $5M deal with some voidable years. Quit playing around. Dude caught 2 touchdowns in the playoffs and really came alive last few games of regular season. Is he crazy? For sure. But he acted human last year and i think he’s easily worth what guys like Keenan Cole and DeSean Jackson got. He’s much better than them. Not sure what he is looking for but he shouldn’t balk at $5M.
2 – Re-sign Blaine Gabbert at QB to 1 year, $1.5M deal
3 – Draft for depth and guys that have good shot to make team – Edge, DL, CB, S, OL, QB, etc. By QB, i mean a guy in rounds 3 through 5 that can maybe amount to something after a few years on the bench.
Teddy would be an upgrade over what we have now as backup QB’s. But he’ll be at best a solid backup who can spot start. If he’s willing to be paid backup money, I’d bring him in and jettison Gabbert.
The problem is he is not willing to make backup money at this point in his career. You will have to wait until he becomes a FA and gets the Winston/Cam treatment from all the teams not willing to pay him starters money.