What are some things that might hamper Teddy Bridgewater’s production during his first season with the Carolina Panthers?
The Carolina Panthers have placed a tremendous amount of faith and pressure on Teddy Bridgewater’s shoulders in 2020. This is an opportunity the player has been waiting for since the moment he suffered a freak training camp injury with the Minnesota Vikings. And it is something that few would argue he isn’t richly deserving of.
There is plenty that would rather see Can Newton under center for the Carolina Panthers. The 2015 NFL MVP has earned loyalty from the team’s fanbase for what he gave them over the years. But the time has well and truly come for everyone to move on.
Newton has a fresh start with the New England Patriots. And the Panthers have a consistent if not extraordinary signal-caller that could thrive under offensive coordinator Joe Brady next season and possibly beyond.
Everything seems to be in place for Bridgewater to make a success of another chance to become an NFL starter. He has an All-Pro running back to lean on in Christian McCaffrey, who is coming off a season where he went over 1,000-yards rushing and receiving.
The former first-round pick will also have an embarrassment of riches at the wide receiver spot to call upon. D.J. Moore, Robby Anderson, and Curtis Samuel are the top-three options and have the ability to break plays off on any given down. The likes of Pharoh Cooper and Seth Roberts could also become valuable for Bridgewater depending on how much time they see the field.
However, there are some serious complications that Bridgewater might encounter during his first year in Carolina. Here are three things that might hamper the player in the coming months.