Teddy Bridgewater is having a better season than you think

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Teddy Bridgewater has a better completion percentage than:

  • Everyone except Drew Brees

One of the main reasons why the Carolina Panthers chose Teddy Bridgewater as the man to replace Cam Newton this offseason was accuracy. This is something that has been more than evident during his first few months with the organization.

Bridgewater has completed 71.9 percent of his passes – second in the NFL behind Drew Brees – and this looks well on course to smash his previous career-high if he continues at the same level moving forward.

Accuracy might not be everything, but it sure does help.

Having a composed presence in the pocket has enabled Carolina’s offense to reach heights not seen for quite some time. For all Newton’s positive traits, his distribution was never the most consistent and Bridgewater does appear to be a much better fit for Joe Brady’s scheme.

The quarterback has 220 completions from 306 attempts. He’s thrown the ball more than anyone occupying a position in the top-five regarding percentage success rate and the narrative regarding his ‘dink and dunk’ style really needs to stop at some stage.

Winning games down the stretch would propel Bridgewater to greater heights. But this stat gives him a solid foundation from which to build providing he gets enough time.