Teddy Bridgewater is having a better season than you think

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Teddy Bridgewater has thrown fewer interceptions than:

  • Russell Wilson
  • Kirk Cousins
  • Kyler Murray
  • Cam Newton
  • Tom Brady

Yes, Teddy Bridgewater should be doing better when the game is on the line. But anyone that hasn’t been impressed by what’s occurred before this point still has an agenda against the Carolina Panthers for the way they handled Cam Newton’s release.

Understandable, of course. However, it’s not exactly helpful at this juncture.

As stated previously, there has been more good than bad regarding Bridgewater’s play. This is further reflected in the six interceptions he’s thrown over a nine-game stretch. But considering four of these came against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears, it’s not actually that concerning.

Bridgewater has had some nice protection from a patchwork offensive line for the most part. It’s only when they’ve failed to deliver that he’s struggled with his reads enough and made silly mistakes. With a couple more strong additions in the offseason, it has the scope to get even better in 2021.

He is conservative with the football on occasions, but show me a quarterback who isn’t.

There are some who would argue that Bridgewater will only take the Panthers so far, which is understandable given his track record. But considering this is his first full season under center since 2015, it is very encouraging.