It has been reported by Ben Volin, and confirmed, that Teddy Bridgewater is visiting the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday night.
On Tuesday, one day before the free agency period officially begins, it was reported that Teddy Bridgewater was planning to re-sign with the New Orleans Saints. With free agency officially underway now, however, it appears that those reports were premature. Reported first by Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, Bridgewater is apparently in South Florida, and plans to meet with the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday night.
That report has been confirmed. The Dolphins will look to convince the native Floridian to continue his career as the starter for the team that he has rooted for since growing up in Miami. ESPN’s Dianna Russini believes that if Miami is willing to pay Bridgewater more than a couple of million of what the Saints are offering then it’s likely that a deal will be done.
Original reports from yesterday indicated that the Dolphins had their sights set on Bridgewater, but when it looked like he was set on returning to New Orleans, Miami switched their focus to Tyrod Taylor. Today, however, Taylor agreed to a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Chargers. Now, the Dolphins are hoping for one last chance to change Bridgewater’s mind.
If Miami is unsuccessful, they’ll have limited options for a starting quarterback in 2019. They could try to sign someone like Ryan Fitzpatrick or Josh McCown in free agency. Or they could hope for the best in the NFL Draft. Then there is even the possibility of holding onto Ryan Tannehill for one more year, which would put Dolphins fans in a complete uproar.
Even with a limited number of options, there are a number of ways the Dolphins could go here because there is no pressure for them to win now. Wednesday night’s visit will be very interesting either way.
Both Parker and Bridgewater played together in college at Louisville. Could his re-signing be the ultimate factor in getting Bridgewater to Miami?