The Carolina Panthers have a new face of the franchise. There is a ton of news going on with the Panthers. Cam Newton has been given permission to seek a trade. Now we know who Carolina plans to replace him with. Carolina has signed Teddy Bridgewater to a 3-year contract worth $60 million. The Panthers have a new face of the franchise and his name is Teddy Bridgewater.
Chris Mortensen of ESPN was the first to report the news:
Bridgewater has some familiarity with the coaching staff. Offensive coordinator Joe Brady knows Bridgewater well when he worked for the Saints in 2018. Now Brady will get to be his play caller in Carolina. Matt Rhule and the Carolina brass clearly felt that Bridgewater represented an upgrade over Cam Newton. They’re probably right given the fact that we don’t know if Cam will even be healthy in 2020.
This was a smart call by the Panthers. There’s something to be said about Teddy. Whether this is something, nothing, or everything; Teddy Two Gloves is a winner. Bridgewater is 22-12 as a starter. Not to mention that he also went 5-0 with New Orleans last season. Often times, New Orleans looked more capable with Teddy under center compared to Drew Brees.
Bridgewater, 28, is in the prime of his career. A year ago, Bridgewater completed 67.8 percent with 9 TD’s and 2 INT’s. You know what you’re getting here. A pro with will take care of the football and give you a chance to win every Sunday. It’s hard to not like this move. Teddy was probably the best veteran option available.