5 veteran quarterbacks the Commanders could pursue in 2023

(Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) Teddy Bridgewater
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Commanders could sign Teddy Bridgewater

If Teddy Bridgewater indeed leaves the Miami Dolphins in free agency, he will be on his seventh squad since entering the league as a first-rounder in 2014. After his gruesome leg injury, he has been mostly a fringe starter/high-end backup after stops with the Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, and of course, South Beach.

The 30-year-old game manager has been in a pinball machine of sorts during his time in the NFL. Bridgewater keeps chugging along, always seeming to have a meaningful spot on the rosters he was a part of.

Over the course of his career, the former Louisville star has accounted for 15,120 passing yards with a 75:47 touchdown to interception ratio for an overall passer rating of 90.5. Not too shabby considering what Bridgewater has been through.

One silver lining in bouncing around the league is the number of different landscapes Bridgewater has seen that could be applied to tutoring Sam Howell. Being a member of six different teams has likely given him a large view of many different offensive and defensive schemes, making his preparation easier than someone who has only been in the league for a short amount of time.

Good or bad, Bridgewater has probably seen it and can apply it to the task at hand with the Washington Commanders in this scenario.

He comes without durability concerns but seems to have a solid veteran grasp on the position. Bridgewater’s perseverance, willingness to accept change, and extensive knowledge/experience across the NFL make him a super intriguing option.