The Carolina Panthers made a huge change at the quarterback position this offseason. After seeming to commit to Cam Newton for another year, the franchise decided to release their longtime starter and brought in Teddy Bridgewater in free agency to replace him.
To say that the Panthers will look different in 2020 would be an understatement. In addition to Newton, Carolina also moved on from tight end Greg Olsen. Also, superstar linebacker Luke Kuechly opted for an early retirement.
New head coach Matt Rhule has his work cut out for him this season. He has a new-look offense with Bridgewater leading the way and fellow free agency addition Robby Anderson helping add more weapons.
Bridgewater was a very intriguing pickup after a successful season for the New Orleans Saints. He received some valuable playing time after Drew Brees went down with a thumb injury.
In the nine games that he played in on the year, Bridgewater completed 67.9 percent of his pass attempts for 1,384 yards, nine touchdowns, and just two interceptions. Those numbers absolutely earned Bridgewater another chance to start.
All of that being said, let’s dive in and take a look at what the Panthers should be expecting from Teddy Bridgewater in his first season as their starting quarterback.