Carolina Panthers: 3 ambitious targets for Teddy Bridgewater in 2020

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Target No. 2 for Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater: 4,000 passing yards

It is hard to gauge just how many yards Teddy Bridgewater is capable of throwing for in 2020. The quarterback hasn’t played a full season since 2015, which was his second in the NFL.

He has been seen more of a game manager during his long road back into a starting role. And there won’t be any great expectations for the player to be in the higher echelons of yards thrown thanks to the need to give All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey a significant amount of touches.

That being said, Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule has outlined his confidence in Bridgewater taking his game to another level next season. Joe Brady’s scheme dictates getting the ball downfield early and often during games. So this alone should see a surge in number for the former first-round pick out of Louisville.

Bridgewater has yet to reach the 4,000-yard milestone during his career. But this has plenty to do with his injury and just how long it has taken for the player to get back to prominence.

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Had he played all 16 games for the New Orleans Saints in 2020 at his eventual standard throughout, Bridgewater was on course for 4,428 passing yards at an average of 276.8 per game.

This would have been a career-high by a considerable margin. And something similar might be a possible target for the Panthers if he develops early chemistry with his passing options and the offensive line.