5 players the Carolina Panthers can’t lose to injury in 2020

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Carolina Panthers: Player No. 5 – Teddy Bridgewater (QB)

While Christian McCaffrey might be the most important offensive player for the Carolina Panthers. The organization will only go as far as quarterback Teddy Bridgewater takes them in 2020.

The signal-caller finally gets a chance to show he is a starting player in the NFL more prominently after signing a three-year, $63 million with the Panthers that included a $15 million signing bonus and $33 million guaranteed. There are few that would argue Bridgewater is deserving of such an opportunity. And it will be up to him to deliver on an offense that appears loaded with playmakers.

One obvious concern surrounding Bridgewater is his injury history. The player almost lost his leg and career during a training camp incident with the Minnesota Vikings. And although he has shown tremendous determination to get back to prominence. There is always a lingering doubt in one’s mind when it comes to his health.

Should Bridgewater suffer another injury that puts him on the shelf for a considerable period of time, then the Panthers can wave goodbye to any slim hopes they have of securing a winning record. P.J. Walker comes into the league after standing out like a sore thumb in the XFL. But the NFL is a completely different ball game.

The Panthers’ other option is Will Grier, who suffered real struggles during his time under center in 2019. He was clearly not ready to be thrust into a starting role. And he would benefit more from another campaign learning on the sidelines.

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