Teddy Bridgewater gets three years, $63 million in Carolina

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The Panthers have a new quarterback.

The deal to make Teddy Bridgewater a Panther is done, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, with the sides agreeing to a three-year, $63 million contract.

The Panthers allowed Cam Newton permission to seek a trade earlier Tuesday after they were deep in negotiations with Bridgewater’s representation.

Bridgewater has familiarity with Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady from their days together with the Saints before Brady went to LSU.

Bridgewater, 27, went 5-0 in place of Drew Brees last season, completing 67.9 percent of his passes for 1,384 yards with nine touchdowns and two interceptions.

He is 22-12 in his career as a starter.

19 responses to “Teddy Bridgewater gets three years, $63 million in Carolina

  1. Good for Teddy.

    Look for Cam to be cut.
    Why would anybody trade when Carolina wants him gone?

  2. Considering the Bears were offering the same money, I’d assume the Bears were going to hold on to Trubisky, which was a dealbreaker for Teddy. After all he’s been through the past 4 years, Teddy needs a monogamous relationship with his team.

  3. Congratulations Panthers, you are now the most uninteresting team in the league. And no, I’m not a Cam fan.

  4. Happy for teddy.

    Gonna work out ok for him there.

    I am sure the press is gonna love him. He is not a child and knows how to act.

    The problem is the team that owns the division know him and everything that the offense runs.

    I guess this is a plan for after drew retires.

  5. Good to hear this. Great guy who has worked his butt off since a devastating nearly career ending injury. Hard not to root for Tedy, wish it would have worked out in MN but wish nothing but the best for him!

  6. Bears weren’t offering the same money. Simply because they didn’t have the salary cap space. Good for the Bridgewater although that division will be tough to win now.

  7. Cutting (or trading) Newton saves over $19Mil in cap and only costs Carolina $2Mil dead money… bye Cam.

  8. I’d rather build around a QB that’s into studying the playbook and game film then build around an “entertainer”. Good first step by the new front office.

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