Offseason of hope could fail to deliver
It didn’t take long for the Carolina Panthers to make their intentions known regarding the quarterback position once the 2020 season came to a conclusion. Those in power know that more is going to be needed if the organization wants to get themselves back into postseason contention, which Teddy Bridgewater might not be able to accomplish if his production and clear lack of confidence down the stretch was any indication.
Almost as soon as they were able, a big offer was made to try and lure Matthew Stafford from the Detroit Lions and went as far as obtaining his medical records before the Los Angeles Rams came in with a better offer.
Had the Panthers pulled this off, then Bridgewater would no longer be around.
But sadly, that was not the case.
An offseason that promised a bombshell move to acquire a seasoned veteran with proven capabilities when it comes to making the most of the weapons available. Carolina has plenty of those despite losing Curtis Samuel to a big offer from the Washington Football Team in free agency, but they’re only going to get so far with Bridgewater under center.
It would make for an awkward situation rolling into spring training if the former first-round pick was the undisputed No. 1 on the depth chart. They might get lucky and land a top quarterback prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft. But fans and team owner David Tepper were probably expecting much more than a college player who may or may not work out.