Ranking the top 10 Panthers players from the 2020 season

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. TEDDY BRIDGEWATER. 9. player. 87. .

Teddy Bridgewater – Carolina Panthers QB

Teddy Bridgewater was given another starting opportunity by the Carolina Panthers after the organization opted to move on from iconic quarterback Cam Newton this offseason. This came with mixed success throughout the campaign and the player’s steady regression down the stretch has left many experts wondering if he is the man to lead the team moving forward.

Bridgewater was as advertised, which is an accurate passer who plays between the lines well. However, his lack of conviction in game-winning situations is something that really cost Carolina during the campaign.

What happens in the coming weeks will tell us plenty about what the coaching staff thought of Bridgewater’s contribution this season. But the calls to find a better long-term solution are now deafening.

8. player. 87. . . . MIKE DAVIS

Mike Davis – Carolina Panthers RB

Things could have looked far worse for the Panthers this season had it not been for Mike Davis. The veteran running back was thrust into a starting role for all but three games due to the extended absences of Christian McCaffrey and he excelled with more playing time.

Davis worked hard to win the primary backup job in training camp when speculation regarding a potential release was rife. His consistent level of play throughout the campaign has no doubt earned him some good money this spring either in Carolina or elsewhere, with the former South Carolina standout set to become a free agent after going over 1,000 yards from scrimmage.

7. player. 87. . . . ROBBY ANDERSON

Robby Anderson – Carolina Panthers WR

Robby Anderson‘s start to life in Carolina couldn’t have started much better. The wide receiver quickly emerged as a top target who could assist the passing game anywhere on the field, which is a far cry from the deep route specialist tag he was unfairly given during his time with the New York Jets.

Although Anderson’s level of influence waned somewhat down the stretch, his overall contribution was far greater than what anybody anticipated. Linking up with his former college coach Matt Rhule was a masterstroke and saw the wideout achieve the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career.