Carolina Panthers: Free agent fill-in quarterback market limited

(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) Teddy Bridgewater
(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) Teddy Bridgewater /
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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 13: Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional Playoff at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

Teddy Bridgewater

The backup to Drew Brees, Teddy Bridgewater was a star on the rise before an injury derailed his career. A young option, the former starter and Pro Bowl quarterback would be the most likely to fit into what offensive coordinator Norv Turner likes to do with Newton.

Bridgewater may be signed by a team also looking to select a quarterback in the draft as a backup option, but if Newton is in fact ruled out for the year, then knowing he could put together a full year’s worth of game tape on a limited contract may be intriguing to the 26 year old.

A one-year bargain where he could essentially host a job interview for other NFL teams in Carolina, as Newton heals, may be the best option for both parties.