Carolina Panthers: Teddy Bridgewater mentioned in latest trade scenario

(Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) Teddy Bridgewater
(Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) Teddy Bridgewater /

Speculation is surrounding with the Carolina Panthers will do at  quarterback.

As free agency approaches, it is always fun to make predictions. Especially with the Carolina Panthers set to have an eventful offseason, speculation is running wild. One of the latest bits of speculation involves the Carolina Panthers and their quarterback situation.

According to David Newton of, his prediction for the Carolina Panthers this offseason is that the Panthers will trade Cam Newton & Teddy Bridgewater. For the record, I am not exactly sure how I feel about that.

Part of me thinks this would be a good idea. Bridgewater is coming off a season in which he filled in for Drew Brees quite nicely. While Brees was injured, Bridgewater manned the position. Last season, Bridgewater threw for 1,384 yards, nine touchdowns, and two interceptions.

Another thing to consider is the fact that Bridgewater will have a $2 million signing bonus with whatever contract he signs. That is not a ton of money in the grand scheme of things. This could be helpful for the Panthers as they look to build their team further.

His best game of the season came against Tampa Bay on October 6. In that contest, he went 26-of-34 on the day. Throwing for 314 yards, four touchdowns, and an interception, his 131.2 quarterback rating was his highest of the season. Bridgewater has a proven track record of success, and a recent one at that.

The other part of me thinks this would not be a good idea. All indications point to Cam Newton wanting to stay with the Panthers, and if he is healthy, the Panthers should keep him. Moreover, he should definitely start. Bringing in Bridgewater would effectively push Newton out of the starting quarterback conversation. I do not think Bridgewater would want to take a backup role, especially after what he did last year with New Orleans.

It would all depend on what his contract would be as well. I wouldn’t expect it to be a massive one. However, I would not expect the Panthers to be in a situation where they would pinch pennies either.

This whole quarterback conundrum is going to be something to watch for the Carolina Panthers. Will or won’t  they trade Newton? Who will they sign in his place if they do? These are all questions that will be answered soon enough. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out. Hopefully, it works in the Carolina Panthers favor.