6 emergency QB options if the Houston Texans lose C.J. Stroud to injury in 2023

  • Teddy Bridgewater is a decent emergency option
  • Joe Flacco brings instant veteran leadership
  • Carson Wentz is a high-risk/high-reward option
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Teddy Bridgewater

If the Houston Texans have any concerns with the quarterbacks on the roster and want to look outside the organization, they currently have a few options that could make sense. The best choice probably is Teddy Bridgewater, who recently was with the Miami Dolphins.

The former first-round pick began his career as the starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings before suffering a major knee injury that cost him almost two full seasons. When he returned, Bridgewater moved around a bit with stops with the New York Jets, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, and Dolphins.

He has primarily been a backup during this time but has appeared in 48 games and started 37 games over that time frame. Bridgewater also has had a positive touchdown to interception ratio during that time with 47 passing touchdowns and only 25 interceptions. Bridgewater would be a good veteran addition that could manage this offense in Stroud's absence.