The Chicago Bears signed veteran Andy Dalton to a one-year, $10 million deal in free agency, but quarterback remains a hot topic surrounding the team.
The rumors involving Russell Wilson have been the loudest, and now there’s another quarterback that is primed for the trade market. After the Carolina Panthers traded for Sam Darnold, that leaves Teddy Bridgewater ripe for the taking. And, for a lot of people, the easiest assumption was the Bears as a landing spot.
Naturally, a popular talking point was the possibility of Chicago trading for Bridgewater, which had fans divided. Some believe Bridgewater would be an instant upgrade over Dalton or Nick Foles. Others believe Bridgewater is a cautionary tale, especially for someone that reportedly turned down an offer with the Bears last offseason because he didn’t want to compete with Mitchell Trubisky.

My one takeaway from the Darnold trade is that it’s further validation that Teddy Bridgewater is just not the answer. I know Foles didn’t pan out but thank God the Bears didn’t get him.
— Brendan Sugrue (@BrendanSugrue) April 5, 2021

I’ll never understand Bear fans infatuation with Teddy Bridgewater.
If a team moves on from you after ONE SEASON that means they don’t think you’re very good.
Not only did they move on but they traded multiple draft picks to find another option to replace him.
— ejayjones492 (@ejayjones492) April 5, 2021

In hindsight, I wonder if the Bears should’ve made a move for Bridgewater instead of Dalton.
I mean, in hindsight, a move for almost any other quarterback would be better.
— John Whiticar 🇨🇦 (@Whiticar) April 5, 2021

If the Bears were smart, they would trade Dalton and upgrade to Bridgewater immediately. They both have health concerns but Teddy has so much more upside and makes the offense better than Dalton based on several factors. Make the trade!!!!!!!!! @ChicagoBears
— TheRealVinny (@VinnyO_13) April 5, 2021

Not me. I knew Bridgewater, Foles, Cam, etc. were not the answer last season and I’m here to tell you all that Dalton isn’t the answer either. So don’t get amnesia and start believing he can play well for the #Bears next season, because it ain’t gonna happen.
— TW (@Tylow237) April 5, 2021

Teddy Bridgewater is better QB than Denver,Bears, or Patriots have on there roster. #NFL
— nick west (@nickwest14) April 5, 2021

Also, Teddy Bridgewater before Bears fans day it, is not an answer at all.
He’s a below average QB with a below average arm.
— The Irish Bears Show (@IrishBearsShow) April 5, 2021

So teddy Bridgewater is available now? I’ll take him on the Bears!!
— Joe (@HugeBearsFan) April 5, 2021

I shouldn’t have any of hope of the Bears grabbing Bridgewater huh?
— RockyBear52 ✊BLM/Stop Asian Hate✊ (@RockyBear5154) April 5, 2021

Carolina paid $45 million to Teddy Bridgewater, and now traded three picks for a QB that got outplayed by Joe Flacco. Not really sure what the plan is there, but investing that much at QB for mediocrity is Bears-esque.
— Matt St. Jean (@mattstdream) April 5, 2021

Foles, Dalton and Darnold…. i would rather have Bridgewater and Mond on the Bears.
— Jonathan Morris (@JonatelloM) April 5, 2021

I get it Teddy Bridgewater isn’t good but the Saints should have tried to keep him or make the Bears overpay for him (sorry bears fans y’all just kinda reach for qbs its just a thing)
— Tee🪳 (@CantBlockPayne) April 5, 2021

I wish the Bears would’ve signed Teddy Bridgewater instead of Andy Dalton.
— Jack Russell (@JolietJack) April 5, 2021

Does this mean we can add Bridgewater to the Bears QB tryouts? 🤷🏾‍♂️
— Daniel Walcott (@WallyD19) April 5, 2021

Bears should have at least tried to get Bridgewater but that would be too smart
— Gen. J (@SaytheNano) April 5, 2021

Teddy Bridgewater to the Bears for a 6th
— another man (@MarkusTaffy) April 5, 2021

Remember when Bridgewater didn’t sign with the Bears because “he didn’t want a competition with Trubisky”
— Blake (@SoldierFieldBlg) April 5, 2021