Panthers: 3 problems Teddy Bridgewater must overcome in 2020

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3. Offensive line play

While there is a great deal of encouragement surrounding the Carolina Panthers offense in 2020. The same cannot be said for their offensive line.

This is a revamped group that is going to have to come together in a short space of time to ensure Teddy Bridgewater gets the necessary protection he needs. Things might be difficult with the lack of time together before the season opener. So this is a pivotal training camp for the group.

Veteran left tackle Russell Okung needs to overcome some serious injury concerns after he was acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Chargers that cost the Panthers their Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner. John Miller and Michael Schofield will aim to sure up the interior. But both have their own questions to answer going into the campaign.

Center Matt Paradis will need to bounce back after a season of struggles in 2019. And how the lineman gels with Bridgewater is going to be a pivotal element during the early stages of the season.

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The one positive comes from right tackle Taylor Moton, who is a player with enormous promise who can take another massive leap forward in a contract year. More will be needed to shore up a line that was highly disappointing last time out. And given Bridgewater’s relative lack of mobility in the pocket, it is something that could prove to be his downfall if everything doesn’t click into place right away.