The new man for the Carolina Panthers will have huge shoes to fill this coming season. Teddy Bridgewater is replacing Cam Newton and it might not be as smooth as some analysts think. While Newton has struggled, there’s no ignoring the success he’s had and the impact his personality has provided not only the city of Charlotte but the Panthers’ organization as well.
Bridgewater has not been the most reliable quarterback during his career. While with the Minnesota Vikings, Bridgewater went 17-11 while passing for 6150 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 22 interceptions. During that time he completed 64.7 percent of his passes. In New Orleans, he offered spot duty while Drew Brees was out.
While his numbers are nowhere in comparison to Newton’s, the Panthers took a huge gamble on the 27-year old. The Panthers are in a bit of a rebuild without admitting they are. While Christian McCaffrey is viewed as one of the best running backs in the NFL, the Panthers are hoping that a change at the main position will get their wide receivers in check.