Top 5 options for Detroit Lions to replace Teddy Bridgewater next season

With Teddy Bridgewater set to retire officially very soon, here are five options for the Detroit Lions to replace him as their No. 2 quarterback next season

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3. Tyler Huntley

Last year around this time, even a restricted free agent, Huntley was an interesting option for teams in the market for a backup quarterback (including the Lions of course). The Ravens did tender Huntley, but they also finally made a big long-term commitment to Lamar Jackson to remove the question mark there. Now, Huntley is an unrestricted free agent.

As Parker Hurley of Ebony Bird laid out, the Ravens have more pressing free agents to re-sign and Jackson's cap hit increases for 2024. The Ravens also appeared to prepare for Huntley's offseason departure when they signed Malik Cunningham from the New England Patriots' practice squad in December.

Huntley has been fine when he's had to play over the last few seasons (3-6 as a starter in the regular season, along with a playoff start last year when Jackson was out). But he's hardly irreplaceable for Baltimore, as they prioritize bringing back other players and have to allocate money differently.

Huntley shouldn't have a whole lot of trouble finding a new team to be a backup for in free agency. The Lions are on the early list of possible suitors for him, unless/until they flat-out say they're not signing a more experienced option to potentially back up Goff.