The Panthers and Teddy Bridgewater are negotiating a 3-year contract in the $60 million range, per source. The deal is not done as they work out details but it is expected to be complete when new league year opens Wednesday.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 17, 2020
In a vacuum, I’m excited about this signing. Bridgewater is a great quarterback and the Panthers are signing him at what sounds to be a very reasonable price. Assuming he can stay healthy behind whatever offensive line the Panthers can put together in 2020, he should provide a stability and production to the quarterback position that escaped the likes of Kyle Allen, Taylor Heinicke, Garrett Gilbert, and Will Grier could not.
This is the door closing on Cam Newton in the Carolinas and rest assured you will get a lot of thoughts on that front soon.
For now, the Panthers look like they are going to open the 2020 season—assuming there is one—with a former Pro Bowl quarterback who is two seasons removed from missing two seasons to an ACL tear.