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Dolphins reportedly interested in signing Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater will be one of the biggest bargains among NFL free agents
Aug 12, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) warms up prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in a preseason NFL football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

In just a few short days, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will be able to explore the free agent market. Now, according to the Star TribuneĀ (h/t Justin Hier of The Phinsider) the Miami Dolphins are interested in Bridgewater.

This is an interesting possible situation and one that would likely see Bridgewater playing in a backup role. The Dolphins have committed to Ryan Tannehill as their starter in 2018. Though, coming off of two ACL injuries, Tannehill’s longevity as a starter is definitely not guaranteed.

Bridgewater would be an improvement over current backup, Matt Moore. But he too carries a huge injury-risk label into free agency. And despite throwing just two passes in two seasons, we can likely guess that Bridgewater would prefer to be featured in a starting role versus a backup.

This will be determined once teams start reaching out to him. Bridgewater is definitely one of the more risky options in a very deep free agent quarterback pool. This also makes him one of the most affordable, which fits the badly cash-strapped Dolphins perfectly.

We will see what happens once March 14 arrives.