Predicting the QB carousel and how it will affect the Raiders and 49ers

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Familiar names in new places — Part 2

Teddy Bridgewater: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

At first glance, this doesn’t seem to be an ideal fit for Tampa Bay. Head coach Bruce Arians is famous for his high-octane, big-play, offense. Teddy Bridgewater, on the other hand, is best known for his short passing accuracy and his ability to limit turnovers.

However, the latter quality gives this prediction credence. Arians just completed a season with the terribly inconsistent Jameis Winston leading the offense. The result was the first season in league history in which a player threw for 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.

While Bridgewater may not have the rocket arm that Arians values, he has only 25 interceptions in his entire NFL career (34 games and 1,070 passes). He will immediately stop the bleeding and allow a talented Tampa Bay roster to compete for the postseason.

As an added bonus, Bridgewater’s $21.5 annual salary market value will allow the team the flexibility to focus finds on free agents like Shaquil Barrett who is expected to be franchise tagged.

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Jameis Winston: Chicago Bears

The Bears will make a play for better free agents but will unfortunately come up short. Desperate to end the Trubisky era, the team will take a chance on the talented, but turnover-prone Jameis Winston.

While this will be an upgrade over their current starter, the team will likely be disappointed they were unable to land a bigger prize.

Ryan Tannehill: Los Angeles Chargers

I am of the belief that the Chargers will look to the 2020 NFL Draft for their signal-caller of the future. However, they will take advantage of Ryan Tannehill‘s availability after the Brady signing to bolster their quarterback room.

Tannehill will be the team’s Week 1 starter, while a player like Justin Herbert or Jordan Love becomes acclimated at the NFL level.