The Carolina Panthers made an aggressive move at quarterback early on in free agency, signing Teddy Bridgewater to a three-year, $63 million contract. It was a move that will send Cam Newton out of town via trade or release. Some have been very critical of the way the Panthers have made these moves, while others are excited for a new quarterback to take over.
Bridgewater is an intriguing fit for the Panthers, as he has veteran experience but is young enough to build around long-term. He is exactly the kind of quarterback that new head coach Matt Rhule needed to start his NFL head coaching career with.
Last season with the New Orleans Saints, Bridgewater proved that he can still be a starter on a contending team. He led the Saints to a 5-0 record as the starter and completed 67.9 percent of his pass attempts for 1,384 yards, nine touchdowns, and just two interceptions.
Moving on from Newton is a tough step for the Panthers, but one that likely needed to happen. His history of injuries is just too concerning for Carolina to trust that he can come back strong.
All of that being said, let’s take a look at three way-too-early bold predictions for Bridgewater with the Panthers in 2020.