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Teddy Predictions for 2021


Teddy Predictions for 2021  

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  1. 1. Which is the most likely scenario?

    • Teddy is opening day starter for the Carolina Panthers.
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    • Teddy is backing up a rookie QB in Carolina.
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    • Teddy gets cut by the Panthers before June 1($20 mil dead cap hit in 2021, $5 mil dead cap hit in 2022)
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    • Teddy gets cut by the Panthers after June 1 or is designated as a June 1 cut($15 mil dead cap hit in 2021, $5 mil dead cap hit in 2022)
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    • Teddy gets traded by the Panthers before June 1($10 mil dead cap hit in 2021, $5 mil dead cap hit in 2022)
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    • Teddy gets traded by the Panthers after June 1($5 mil dead cap hit in 2021, $5 mil dead cap hit in 2022)
      4
    • Teddy is backing up a free agent QB the Panthers have signed
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    • Teddy is backing up a QB on the current roster.
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Just now, Jon Snow said:

Teddy starts the season.  After that all bets are off.

This.  Short of Watson winding up in a Panthers jersey on Sundays or a preseason injury, TB is the game 1 starter.

I'm not betting on either of those "ifs" happening.

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I don't want this to happen but I suspect that if we do draft a QB (which seems likely) the staff will be under pressure for him to start sooner and after a good camp we'll give up a mid round pick in 2022 for another team to take Teddy's contract off our hands (like the Jets did with him after drafting Darnold).

And if we do trade for either Watson or Stafford, Teddy is 100% gone, so I predict he'll be traded. But it's still very likely as well that he'll be day 1 starter while a rookie rides the pine (what I want to happen).

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2 minutes ago, t96 said:

I don't want this to happen but I suspect that if we do draft a QB (which seems likely) the staff will be under pressure for him to start sooner and after a good camp we'll give up a mid round pick in 2022 for another team to take Teddy's contract off our hands (like the Jets did with him after drafting Darnold).

And if we do trade for either Watson or Stafford, Teddy is 100% gone, so I predict he'll be traded. But it's still very likely as well that he'll be day 1 starter while a rookie rides the pine (what I want to happen).

I don't think the staff is going to much under much actual pressure. Rhule is basically getting to do his own thing for now. Who would pressure him? Tepper? I don't see that as likely.

I think if Teddy is still with the team in 2021 AND we have drafted a QB at #8, the best player will play for us. If the coaches think the rookie is ready to go, we are gonna start the rookie. 

That said, we did start a lot more veteran guys early last season that saw less and less time as the season went on(Weatherly, Whitehead, etc). 

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2 minutes ago, kungfoodude said:

I don't think the staff is going to much under much actual pressure. Rhule is basically getting to do his own thing for now. Who would pressure him? Tepper? I don't see that as likely.

I think if Teddy is still with the team in 2021 AND we have drafted a QB at #8, the best player will play for us. If the coaches think the rookie is ready to go, we are gonna start the rookie. 

That said, we did start a lot more veteran guys early last season that saw less and less time as the season went on(Weatherly, Whitehead, etc). 

The play of the rookie and fans/media will pressure him. Unless it's very clear that he's not even close to being ready all of camp and preseason, there will be a ton of pressure for a highly drafted QB to start ASAP. We see it all the time.

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2 minutes ago, t96 said:

The play of the rookie and fans/media will pressure him. Unless it's very clear that he's not even close to being ready all of camp and preseason, there will be a ton of pressure for a highly drafted QB to start ASAP. We see it all the time.

Yeah, I mean....I just don't view that was quite the same kind of pressure. That takes a while to get bad enough to make a move and only if Teddy is just out there shitting the bed. 

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10 minutes ago, kungfoodude said:

Yeah, I mean....I just don't view that was quite the same kind of pressure. That takes a while to get bad enough to make a move and only if Teddy is just out there shitting the bed. 

It's not about being bad or any external pressure on Rhule. If the rookie QB looks ready (which is likely for Fields/Wilson, maybe not as much Lance) then the HC is going to be under a lot of internal pressure (not internal within the org. but in his own head) to start the guy if he's ready and let him rock and roll. Plus the chances that the rookie QB is better than Teddy is going to be close to 100% if he's not a bust. 

We also don't know Rhule's philosophy on playing a young QB early. If it's anything like his philosophy on playing young defenders early, then that QB would be guaranteed to start day 1. If he thinks that a young QB should sit early on even if he's the best QB on the roster then maybe he'd hold to that, but we've seen before many coaches who say that and then wind up starting the rookie. I really hope we'd play it slow with a rookie we draft but I think it's unlikely.

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The most likely QB scenario involves the Panthers drafting a QB in Round 1 after trading up. (Bridgewater starts the season as QB 1 unless it is somehow Trevor Lawrence)

The second most likely scenario involves the Panthers standing pat and drafting a QB at pick 8. (Bridgewater starts the season as QB 1)

The third most likely scenario is that the Panthers do not draft a QB early. (Bridgewater starts the season as QB 1)

The fourth most likely scenario involves the Panthers trading for a QB. (Bridgewater is not QB 1) ( He starts as the back-up or ideally is traded himself)

The fifth most likely scenario involves the Panthers signing a FA QB. (Hard to tell who the starter would be)

 

Thus,  there is a high probability that Bridgewater begins next season as QB1.

 

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