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In a video press conference Thursday, Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule talked about his new QB Teddy Bridgewater saying that he has mastered the system and he has underrated ability as a deep ball passer.
The knock on Bridgewater throughout his career has been his below average arm strength. When asked about his inability to throw the deep ball, Rhule said "I don't really listen, hear those things. Teddy, for us, is exactly what we want." Bridgewater will have a lot of weapons with whom to work with on offense this season in Carolina, from Christian McCaffrey to D.J. Moore, Curtis Samuel, and Robby Anderson. He’s currently the ECR’s QB25, but has an opportunity to prove he’s worth a whole lot more than that in what should be an offense that is playing catch-up in a lot of games this season.
Teddy Bridgewater officially signed a three-year, $60 million contract with the Panthers.
Bridgewater agreed in principle to the three-year deal last week, but now it’s official. He has worked with offensive coordinator Joe Brady before and should be famIliar with the offense. Bridgewater threw for 1,384 yards with nine touchdowns and three interceptions across nine games for the Saints last season. With the move to Carolina, the 27-year-old is currently 31st among all quarterbacks in the expert consensus rankings.
Former Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater is headed Carolina on a three-year, $60M deal.
Bridgewater lands in Carolina after Cam Newton received permission to seek a trade. A huge benefit to Bridgewater and the Panthers is that he already has a relationship with new Panthers OC Joe Brady. They worked together in New Orleans, so Bridgewater should come into camp with an understanding of schematics and the playbook.
The Carolina Panthers are showing very strong interest in quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, according to a report from Dianna Russini on Twitter. She adds that the conversations have been going well.
This news comes out just as we learned that the Panthers had given quarterback Cam Newton permission to seek a trade. The quarterback market is very fluid right now, with Tom Brady reportedly moving on from the Patriots and the Panthers looking to go in a different direction. Bridgewater impressed with the Saints last season and is still just 27 years old.
The Bears are reported to be talking with Teddy Bridgewater, with numbers around $21M per year which would make him the starter.
Bridgewater looked fantastic in relief for the injured Drew Brees last season when he went 5-0. He was expected to get paid this offseason and the Bears would be a great fit given the talent they have in offensive skill players. Mitch Trubisky has struggled to progress through his career and Bridgewater, a 2014 first-round pick, showed a lot of promise in Minnesota before suffering a severe injury and playing the last two season behind Drew Brees. Given the Bears' weapons and defense, landing in Chicago would be great for Bridgewater's value.
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