The Carolina Panthers have a ton of important decisions to make in the coming months. At the top of the list is choosing a successor to former general manager Marty Hurney. After that, the biggest item is picking a path forward at quarterback.
Panthers' Teddy Bridgewater: Nearly leads memorable comeback by RotoWire Staff RotoWire Bridgewater completed 19 of 36 passes for 267 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the. — Teddy Bridgewater (@teddybh2o) July 3, 2020. He also shared this letter he wrote to the day his life changed, pivoting that it too had been a blessing. August 30, 2016.
Starter Teddy Bridgewater is under contract for another two years and is practically guaranteed to return in 2021 no matter what else the team does at his position. However, his production fell well short of our expectations this season and his future as the QB1 is in doubt. Bridgewater was benched in Sunday’s season-ending loss to the Saints.
In his last session with the media this season, Bridgewater was asked about the team potentially drafting a new franchise QB. Teddy declared this is still his team and even if they pick a QB that won’t change his approach, per Alaina Getzenberg at the Charlotte Observer.
That’s the right thing to say in Bridgewater’s position and he deserves credit for the way he’s handled himself this entire season. Ask any of his teammates and they’ll tell you Bridgewater is a great leader, as both Christian McCaffreyand Mike Davis said in their own Zoom meetings today.
Unfortunately for Bridgewater, this is a results-oriented business and no amount of good-will can change that. Download game digimon no$gbamilkwestern rom. Given the talent around him, Bridgewater’s numbers should have been better and if they were his team would have won more games. Sometimes it’s that simple.
In his defense, this was Bridgewater’s first year running Carolina’s offense and there was no genuine offseason program or preseason games to prepare. With a true offseason in 2021, Bridgewater might show an improved chemistry with his receivers, especially No. 1 wideout D.J. Moore.
It may already be too late for Bridgewater to save his QB1 status, though. Team owner David Tepper’s recent quarterback comments suggest he’s in danger of being replaced before his three-year deal expires.
For now, this is still Bridgewater’s team. That may no longer be the case in a few months, though.
Though the Panthers are 5-10, they’ve played close games. There’s been an opportunity to at least tie the score in eight of their losses.
But they’re 0-8 in such situations.
Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has experienced and up-and-down season in his first year as a starter since 2015. While the numbers are modest, he’s set career highs in yards passing (3,557) and touchdowns (15), while also being on pace to set one in completion percentage (69.7).
Questions remain as to who the Panthers’ quarterback will be in 2021, but Bridgewater would at least like to end the season on a high note.
“To go down there and put together a game-winning drive, I think, for one we owe it to ourselves. We’ve worked extremely hard this year, and we want to show that we can execute in those situations,” Bridgewater said, via Alaina Getzenberg of the Charlotte Observer. “I think it would be good just moving forward into the offseason, being able to just learn from the different experiences that we’ve had this year and what better way [than] to put one together this week.”
The Panthers played spoiler last week in defeating Washington, keeping the Football Team from clinching the NFC East. A win this week would keep the Saints out of the NFC’s No. 1 seed and the all-important playoff bye.