The Carolina Panthers are about to make a massive change at the quarterback position. Reports have come out that Cam Newton and the Panthers are working together to find a trade. Now, it appears that Teddy Bridgewater is likely going to replace him in Carolina.
According to a report from Dianna Russini of ESPN, the Panthers are showing “strong interest” in signing the free agent quarterback.
Bridgewater would be an intriguing fit for the Panthers, especially considering his past relationship with new Carolina offensive coordinator Joe Brady.
Last season with the New Orleans Saints, Bridgewater ended up playing a big role in six games when Drew Brees went down with injury. He led the team to a 5-1 record, including a 5-0 record when he actually started the game.
In the nine games he played on the season, Bridgewater completed 67.9 percent of his pass attempts for 1,384 yards, nine touchdowns, and two interceptions.
At just 27 years old, Bridgewater is the kind of quarterback the Panthers could build around long-term. Just a few short years ago before his gruesome knee injury, Bridgewater was considered to be one of the top rising star quarterbacks in the FNl. Getting this opportunity with the Panthers would be well deserved.
Carolina will be a much more intriguing team to watch with Matt Rhule as head coach. Rhule and Brady will bring a more innovative offense that Bridgewater could run well.
Expect to hear more about the Panthers’ change at quarterback in the near future. Newton appears to be on his way out of town soon and Bridgewater is likely to take over as the starter in Carolina.