Teddy Bridgewater
QB CAR (13)
Tue 4/6/21 9:43 AM6 Comments

The Panthers are allowing Bridgewater to talk with other teams to facilitate a potential trade, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
The Sam Darnold trade didn't remove all of Bridgewater's leverage, as he still has a $10 million guarantee on his $17 million base salary for 2021. That means there's some chance he sticks around in Carolina, even if it's ultimately as a backup to Darnold. The Panthers seemingly prefer to trade Bridgewater, but that might be easier said than done at this point in the offseason.

Teddy Bridgewater
QB CAR (13)
Mon 4/5/21 4:30 PM

Bridgewater could be traded after the Panthers acquired QB Sam Darnold on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
The Panthers could instead ask Bridgewater to adjust his contract, though a $10 million guarantee on his $17 million base salary gives the quarterback an awful lot of leverage in negotiations. If he does end up staying in Carolina, he'll likely be given an opportunity to compete with Darnold for the starting job.

Teddy Bridgewater
QB CAR (13)
Wed 3/10/21 1:16 PM

Head coach Matt Rhule said Wednesday that Bridgewater (ankle) is "having a tremendous offseason" and currently remains the Panthers' top quarterback, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Rhule's comments run contrary to popular speculation surrounding the Panthers this offseason, which has been that the team would look to upgrade at the quarterback position either in free agency or the 2021 NFL Draft. As David Newton of ESPN.com notes, Bridgewater's name had reportedly been floated as part of a potential deal for Matthew Stafford, who ultimately landed with the Rams. Bridgewater's contract doesn't have a potential 'out' until after 2021, so he could certainly be back with Carolina next season. Of course, Rhule also made clear that the Panthers will analyze the top rookie quarterbacks available and attend their pro days, per Person. Carolina currently holds the No. 8 overall pick in April's draft, and if the team ends up selecting a rookie signal-caller, Bridgewater could make for a fine bridge option.

Teddy Bridgewater
QB CAR (13)
Sun 1/3/21 7:42 PM

Bridgewater was replaced by P.J. Walker in Sunday's season-ending 33-7 loss to New Orleans, and coach Matt Rhule revealed after the game that Bridgewater's exit was due to an ankle injury, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports. Prior to his exit, Bridgewater completed 13 of 23 passes for 176 yards and two interceptions while adding seven yards on three rushing attempts.
EDGE Analysis
Bridgewater played poorly prior his removal and Walker was even worse, completing just five of 14 passes with three interceptions. With a 1:3 TD:INT over the final four weeks, Bridgewater struggled down the stretch of his first season with the Panthers, but he's likely locked in as the starter for two more years based on his hefty contract. The 28-year-old quarterback finishes the year with 3,733 passing yards and a 15:11 TD:INT in 15 games.

Teddy Bridgewater
QB CAR (13)
Sun 12/27/20 9:29 PM

Bridgewater completed 19 of 28 pass attempts for 197 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Week 16 against Washington.
EDGE Analysis
The Panthers didn't need Bridgewater to do much to secure a victory, instead taking advantage of miscues by Washington. Bridgewater wasn't without mistakes of his own, throwing an interception and fumbling twice -- one of which was lost. His lone touchdown of the day came on a 14-yard pass just before halftime. Bridgewater and the Panthers will close the season with a Week 17 matchup against the Saints.

Teddy Bridgewater
QB CAR (13)
Sat 12/19/20 11:30 PM

Bridgewater completed 21 of 35 passes for 258 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in the Panthers' 24-16 loss to the Packers on Saturday night. He also rushed four times for 26 yards and a score while losing a fumble.
EDGE Analysis
Bridgewater extended a theme that's been a recurring one for him through what is now a 10-loss season for the Panthers -- putting together a solid stat line in defeat. The veteran was able to work around three sacks and six quarterback hits overall to connect with the returning DJ Moore on six occasions for a team-high 131 yards, but he ultimately went just 1-for-3 on Carolina's last-gasp drive, which started deep in own territory and never advanced past the 26-yard line. Bridgewater also failed to throw a touchdown pass for the second straight contest after a five-game streak with at least one scoring toss, a dubious feat he'll look to snap at the expense of Washington in a Week 16 battle on Sunday, Dec. 27.

Teddy Bridgewater
QB CAR (13)
Sun 12/13/20 6:03 PM

Bridgewater completed 30 of 40 pass attempts for 283 yards, adding three carries for 31 rushing yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 32-27 loss to the Broncos.
EDGE Analysis
The 28-year-old's fantasy value has been boosted by three rushing scores over his past four outings, but he remains less than explosive as a thrower, with zero outings of three-plus passing TDs all season. Worse yet for his outlook within the organization, Carolina has dropped seven consecutive Bridgewater starts after kicking off the year 3-2. The sliding Panthers will now aim to recalibrate on a short week before traveling to Green Bay to take on the Packers' 12th-ranked pass defense Saturday night.

Teddy Bridgewater
QB CAR (13)
Wed 12/9/20 2:48 PM

Bridgewater isn't listed on the Panthers' initial Week 14 injury report released Wednesday.
EDGE Analysis
Bridgewater appeared to be banged up near the end of Carolina's last game, a 28-27 loss to the Vikings in Week 12. He's apparently healthy after a bye week, but two of his top three receivers (DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel) are on the reserve/COVID-19 list, and running back Christian McCaffrey (thigh/shoulder) is looking uncertain for Sunday's matchup with Denver.

Teddy Bridgewater
QB CAR (13)
Sun 11/29/20 4:57 PM

Bridgewater completed 19 of 36 passes for 267 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Panthers' 28-27 loss to the Vikings on Sunday. He also rushed twice for 12 yards and appeared to leave the game after the last offensive play with an undisclosed injury, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Bridgewater's return to Minnesota had a bit of everything in it, including what came close to qualifying as a memorable comeback. The veteran quarterback was able to hit Robby Anderson on a crossing route for his one touchdown throw and also connected with Curtis Samuel on a clutch 35-yard completion during the Panthers' last-gasp drive that culminated with a missed 54-yard field-goal attempt by Joey Slye with one second remaining. Bridgewater limped off the field after taking a hit on his final pass attempt the play prior, but he otherwise looked to be at full health after missing Week 11 with an MCL sprain and was able to extend his streak of games with at least one scoring toss to five. Bridgewater will now look to help Carolina bounce back from the heartbreaking defeat in a tough matchup versus the Broncos in Week 14 following a bye.

Teddy Bridgewater
QB CAR (13)
Fri 11/27/20 1:37 PM

Bridgewater (knee) will play in Sunday's game at Minnesota, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
A full practice participant throughout the week, Bridgewater will reclaim the starting job after P.J. Walker filled in for last Sunday's win over the Lions. Bridgewater gets a decent matchup against the Vikings, who have allowed the 12th-most fantasy points to QBs this season.