Teddy Bridgewater – Carolina Panthers QB
Teddy Bridgewater‘s disappointing display in Week 2 has been well-documented. The quarterback got off to a disastrous start and although it picked up in the second half, the damage was already done.
The pressure is now on Bridgewater to bounce back and provide the Panthers with an assured presence under center that we saw from him on opening weekend. Having three notable turnovers from your signal-caller that resulted in 17 points is not the way that the Carolina Panthers are going to win games. But it is a little too soon to write the player off just yet.
Bridgewater did make some quality plays, particularly to D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson, who both went over 100-yards receiving. Not having Christian McCaffrey behind him in the backfield will only increase expectations on the former first-round pick to perform to the level he is capable of. And he does have the sort of resolve to get back on track.
Much will depend on the performance of his offensive line against an exceptional Los Angeles Chargers pass-rush that consists of Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. Bridgewater will need to go through his reads quickly and show accuracy under pressure, or it could be another long afternoon for the Panthers.
The knives are already out for Bridgewater after just one poor showing. And how Cam Newton is showing out for the New England Patriots is only making matters worse.