3 elements that could hinder Teddy Bridgewater’s production

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Carolina Panthers No. 1: Time to throw

One could argue that the Carolina Panthers could have done more to improve their offensive line heading into 2020. This was an area of real concern after their struggles last season. And the organization opted to bring in short-term options on the cheap in a bid to turn around their fortunes.

They also decided not to allocate any of their 2020 NFL Draft picks on reinforcing their protection. Add to this the strange decision to trade away Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner to the Los Angeles Chargers in exchange for veteran left tackle Russell Okung. And it’s not hard to figure out why this could represent a significant problem for Bridgewater.

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They do have a tackle with elite potential in Taylor Moton. But the rest of those projected to start come with more questions than answers. Another bad year for center Matt Paradis would undoubtedly see the player released. And whether Okung can rid himself of the injury problems that have blighted the player in recent seasons is up for debate.

John Miller and Michael Schofield are experienced enough to come in and perform adequately. But doubts remain over Dennis Daley as he looks to gain some much-needed confidence in the interior during his sophomore campaign.

Bridgewater has plenty of weapons available. But they will be of no use if he doesn’t get time to go through his progressions. The signal-caller isn’t the most mobile after such a serious leg injury. So those on the line will need to be at the top of their game throughout.