Panthers: How would salaries on offense look with 35% escrow?

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Teddy Bridgewater, Carolina Panthers
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Scouting Report. TEDDYBRIDGEWATER. 87. Pick Analysis. QB. CAROLINA PANTHERS. 2. player

Carolina Panthers Player No. 2: Teddy Bridgewater (QB) – $8 million base – $5.2 million after reduction

The Carolina Panthers bet big that Teddy Bridgewater can become the quarterback he promised to be before a freak training camp injury almost cost him his career. This is the first time that the former New Orleans Saint will be making starting money. But his base salary would come down to $5.2 million with this proposed reduction.

Bridgewater will make $33 million guaranteed during his time in Carolina. And there is even the prospect of a long stay than the three years already committed if he lives up to expectations.

3. C. CAROLINA PANTHERS. MATTPARADIS. player. 87. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

Carolina Panthers Player No. 3: Matt Paradis (C) – $5.5 million base – $3.57 million after reduction

Matt Paradis is the third-highest earner on the Carolina Panthers offense in terms of base salary in 2020. One could argue that this financial commitment is no longer worth what the player provides.

This is a huge season for Paradis, and a reduction to $3.57 million would not be welcome for the center. Another poor season will undoubtedly force the team’s hand with a player that promised much but has delivered very little.

CAROLINA PANTHERS. ROBBYANDERSON. 87. Pick Analysis. WR. 4. player. Scouting Report

Carolina Panthers Player No. 4: Robby Anderson (WR) – $4 million base – $2.6 million after reduction

Robby Anderson signed a fully guaranteed two-year deal worth $20 million during free agency to link up with Matt Rhule once again. There is a chance he could be a snip at his current salary if he takes another leap forward with more consistent quarterback play.

The wide receiver’s salary would be trimmed from $4 million to $2.6 million as a result of the proposed escrow. And this is something that might do more harm than good.

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. WR. CAROLINA PANTHERS. player. 87. SETHROBERTS. 5

Carolina Panthers Player No. 5: Seth Roberts (WR) – $3.1 million base – $2.015 million after reduction

Another eye-catching arrival on offense was Seth Roberts from the Baltimore Ravens. The Carolina Panthers will pay him $3.1 million in 2020, which would be cut to just over $2 million with this potential decrease.

Given how loaded the Panthers are at the wide receiver position, this is a strong financial commitment to a player that was used sparingly in Baltimore’s run-first offense. And it remains to be seen what sort of impression he can make in Carolina.