Six-year NFL quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater, signed a three year, $60 million contract with the Carolina Panthers. As of this posting, the exact financial structure is not available to the public. Bridgewater, a one-time Pro Bowler, spent the 2019 season with the New Orleans Saints, but has also played for the Minnesota Vikings.
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
Teddy Bridgewater Signs With Carolina Panthers
Bridgewater spent the 2019 season with the playoff-contending New Orleans Saints. Starting in just five games in place of the injured Drew Brees, the potential franchise quarterback won all five of his starts. Bridgewater also compiled an impressive completion percentage of 68% while throwing for nine touchdowns to just two interceptions. He also captained two game-winning drives while averaging 7.1 yards per attempt.
Bridgewater initially entered the league as the last pick of the first round in the 2014 NFL Draft. Selected by the Minnesota Vikings, Bridgewater recorded 14 touchdowns to 11 interceptions. Additionally, Bridgewater threw for 2914 yards with a 64% completion percentage.
In total, Bridgewater spent four years with the Minnesota Vikings. During his time there, the first-round pick recorded 28 touchdowns to 21 interceptions. Additionally, Bridgewater threw for over 5000 yards while earning his lone Pro Bowl nomination in 2015.
Bridgewater joined the New York Jets on a one-year deal that had up to $15 million in incentives, but was traded to the New Orleans Saints before he could make a start. Bridgewater signed a one-year deal with the Saints in March of 2019 worth $7.25 million fully guaranteed.
Throughout the course of his career, Bridgewater has recorded a 65% completion percentage while throwing for 7652 yards and 38 touchdowns to 25 interceptions. Additionally, Bridgewater has accumulated 434 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns on 133 career carries. Bridgewater has also been sacked 97 times in his career, but only 14 of those have come from his brief two-year stint in New Orleans. That brings his sack percentage down to just 8.3% on his career.
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