Carolina Panthers: 4 big takeaways from Teddy Bridgewater’s presser

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3. Teddy Bridgewater’s familiarity with the Carolina Panthers’ offense

This is been arguably the NFL’s most disrupted offseason in history due to the current climate. But the Carolina Panthers could have a head start thanks to the familiarity between Teddy Bridgewater and new offensive coordinator Joe Brady.

The pair worked together during their time together with the New Orleans Saints. Brady has since gone on to mastermind LSU’s historic passing attack on their way to a National Championship in 2019. And his arrival in Carolina was undoubtedly the catalyst behind the team’s decision to pick up Bridgewater in free agency.

Already knowing what is expected from Brady’s system is something of a relief to Bridgewater. And this could be crucial in their pursuit of hitting the ground running next season.

"“Just being familiar with this system has been huge, especially with us not being able to meet in person for OTAs throughout the spring. You design plays for specific guys, but when you’re running this offense, as you go through your progression, there’s always going to be someone coming into your vision, wherever you start at. There’s always going to be an outlet for you. I try to reiterate that to the guys so that everyone is performing their (part of the) play at a high speed.” “We’re back reunited, and it’s great to see a familiar face. But it’s also great to see someone who actually taught me the system, and to be able to actually grow in the system, and continue to run it, and run it the way he sees it.”"

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Getting Brady to the Panthers was the most important hire outside of Matt Rhule. He comes with a glowing reputation as one of the game’s most progressive young minds. And Bridgewater seems like an ideal scheme fit going forward.

Couple this with the potentially elite weapons at the quarterback’s disposal. And the sky is the limit for this group in 2020 and beyond.