3 reasons why Teddy Bridgewater is not a stop-gap QB

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Carolina Panthers Reason No. 1: Passing accuracy

The Carolina Panthers have had plenty of issues regarding passing accuracy from their quarterbacks in recent years. And this includes the contribution Cam Newton made to the offense.

Teddy Bridgewater might be lacking in mobility given his knee problems. But he is a very accurate passer when he gets time to go through his progressions. This is something that is far from guaranteed given the suspect offensive line in Carolina. So it is essential they come together at the earliest possible opportunity.

This will give Bridgewater the best possible chance of getting his career with the Panthers off to the best possible start. The signal-caller completed 133 of 196 of his passes in his five games for the New Orleans Saints in 2019. This was a percentage of 67.9 and was slightly higher than his career number of 65.2.

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The Panthers do have some formidable weapons at their disposal. And an offensive coordinator in Joe Brady that likes nothing more than to get the ball downfield early and often if his time at LSU is any indication.

Everything besides Bridgewater’s protection is in place. And the player also has the NFL’s best dual-threat running back in Christian McCaffrey early on during his adjustment. If the former first-round pick out of Louisville can hit the ground running, there is every chance he can become the long-term starter with the Panthers.