Chicago Bears Free Agency: Possible cap casualties to consider signing

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Chicago Bears, Teddy Bridgewater
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Chicago Bears potential cap casualty targets: Teddy Bridgewater

Similar to the 49ers, the Carolina Panthers have not been shy about their search for an upgrade at quarterback. After just one season, Teddy Bridgewater may be out in Carolina — this after the Panthers signed him to a nice contract last spring.

If Bridgewater is released, the Bears make a bit of sense because of how cheap he would likely come. Contrary to last year when he was in demand, the way Carolina has acted might make some other teams hesitant to hand him the bag.

He wouldn’t be the worst option in Chicago, though. Bridgewater is a pretty careful quarterback for the most part and doesn’t throw games away. He’s also still pretty mobile, offering Nagy that extra dimension for his offense.

Bridgewater has been a guy who is highly respected around the league and beloved in locker rooms. The fact that he’s shown he can be a capable starter in this league should be more than enough for Ryan Pace to discuss bringing him in.

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The biggest reason for Chicago to go after Bridgewater would be due to his price tag. Again, he will come much cheaper than he did last year, which helps the Bears considering the current state of the cap.