Did Teddy Bridgewater help or hinder the Panthers in Week 3?

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Teddy Bridgewater’s production

The Carolina Panthers are not expecting Teddy Bridgewater to be Cam Newton, by any stretch of the imagination. But that doesn’t mean he cannot have a big say in which direction the organization is going immediately following the 2015 NFL MVP’s departure.

Bridgewater was accurate at the Chargers for the most part and rid himself of the mistakes that cost the Panthers in a big way in Week 2. His ability to take shots down the field was hampered by the pressure coming from the right-hand side after Joey Bosa moved onto Greg Little or Trent Cannon as veteran Pro Bowler Russell Okung was forced to miss the game against his old team through injury.

The former Louisville standout did manage to throw one touchdown on a screen pass to Mike Davis that was executed to perfection in the first half. Things slowed down a bit after the break as Carolina got a little more conservative in pursuit of preserving their lead. But this was more than understandable given how long they’ve waited to celebrate a win.

This was probably par for the course regarding Bridgewater’s, who came away with a 78.57 percent completion percentage for 234 passing yards, one touchdown, and no interceptions. This saw the player secure a quarterback rating of 63.7 and a passer rating of 113.1.