1). An injection of youth at quarterback
The Panthers know that optimism is in the air with their recent signings of two new quarterbacks to the roster. Teddy Bridgewater and newly signed P.J. Walker bring some newfound excitement to the depth chart and will join Will Grier to compete once training camp arrives. It’s expected that Bridgewater will likely beat out the two to start but the competition he’ll face against these quarterbacks will be a fun battle to watch unfold.
The competition will be fierce as it’s a golden opportunity for each of these players to put their names in the mix and give the leadership regime plenty to think about before a final decision is made. It’s a good situation to have for the Panthers, especially for Bridgewater who will get another chance to prove he can go back to being a high-quality starting quarterback.
The Panthers wisely injected youth into their quarterback situation with the purpose of moving on from Newton who will be 31-years-old in May to younger players with much to prove. It’s expected the Panthers will only have two players at quarterback to start the season with Walker and Grier duking it out to be Bridgewater’s backup.
Overall, the Panthers made the right call releasing Newton and time will tell how this huge decision will pan out over the next few years. At least for now, they have some new youth at quarterback and are ready to move on in a different yet exciting new direction.