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Teddy B to the Broncos for a 6th!


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I honestly really hope he does well in Denver. Great guy. Just couldn't cut it on the field for us here. Still rooting for him to succeed, even coming back from his injury in the first place was awesome.

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5 minutes ago, CRA said:

I mean he is a 17 million cap hit this season.  That's decent boning. 

...i misunderstood then...damn

Carolina will pay a portion of Bridgewater's 2021 compensation as part of a restructured contract to finalize the deal to Denver, which now has competition for Drew Lock, as well as options with the No. 9 pick.

 

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https://www.panthers.com/news/panthers-trade-teddy-bridgewater-to-denver

Panthers trade Teddy Bridgewater to Denver

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CHARLOTTE — Such that there were lingering questions, the Panthers answered them Wednesday.

The Panthers cleared the way for new quarterback Sam Darnold to work without any kind of cloud over his head or doubt about his status, trading incumbent starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to the Broncos for a 2021 sixth-round pick.

Dealing Bridgewater was likely inevitable once the Panthers traded three picks (including a second- and fourth-rounder next year) for the 23-year-old Darnold earlier this month.

Bridgewater, 28, started 15 games for the Panthers last year, missing one with a knee injury.

He threw for 3,733 yards in 2020, and his 69.1 completion percentage ranked fifth in the league among regular starters. But he had just 15 touchdowns on the season, and faltered late in some games.

Of course, blaming all of last year's offensive issues on Bridgewater would be disingenuous. He played in just three games with running back Christian McCaffrey, the last of which was a 33-31 loss at Kansas City which showed what the offense might have been.

Bridgewater was 5-0 as a starter in New Orleans in 2019, playing well in relief of Drew Brees. But that never translated the same way in Charlotte, leading them to cut bait a year into the three-year deal he signed last offseason.

He won the NFL's 2020 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award, given annually to a player who best demonstrates the qualities of on-field sportsmanship, including fair play, respect for the game and opponents, and integrity in competition.

Now they have a more clearly defined depth chart, though they're still able to add to the position if the opportunity arises this weekend.

The Panthers also have backups P.J. Walker and Will Grier, along with versatile Tommy Stevens, a sometimes tight end.

And with the trade, the Panthers now have eight picks in the 2021 NFL Draft (eighth overall, 39th, 73rd, 113th, 151st, 191st, 193rd, 222nd).

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LOL Yikes.  OK - so thats not so great.  They just REALLY wanted him off this roster.  Not that I blame them, but damn - eating 17 mil in dead cap is not cash money.

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5 minutes ago, DaveThePanther2008 said:

This changes my opinion of drafting Fields or Lance.   When we had Teddy I felt that he would be a viable backup for Darnold.  If we move down I believe we will address the QB spot with or 2nd or 3rd pick. 

Maybe, I still Think its possible we grab Fields if by some Miracle he is there at 8. He sits behind Darnold (we do not pick up the 5th yr option), but learns the offensive and prepares to start in 2022 (unless something happens to Darnold). 

If Fields isn't there then I bet we do grab Mond or someone else in the middle rounds.

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1 minute ago, joemac said:

LOL Yikes.  OK - so thats not so great.  They just REALLY wanted him off this roster.  Not that I blame them, but damn - eating 17 mil in dead cap is not cash money.

He was going to be a $20+ mil roster spot anyways.  We're still saving $5.9 towards the cap.  The money was going to him either way; we apparently would rather pay him not to be here and save a tad extra.

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