Former UL Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is moving out west after being traded by the Carolina Panthers for a sixth round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft to the Denver Broncos. This move was announced this afternoon. Part of the deal includes the Panthers paying him $7 million and the Broncos will pay him $3 million according to ESPN.
“Acquiring Teddy Bridgewater adds competition, experience and a strong veteran presence to our quarterback room,” Broncos general manager George Paton said in a statement. “He’s a talented player and leader who’s had success in this league in a number of different situations.”
Teddy only spent one season in Carolina where he had 3,733 passing yards, 15 TD’s, 11 Int’s, with a 92.1 QBR. He will bring a lot of talent and leadership for this team and it will be a healthy QB competition between him and Drew Lock. Also don’t rule out the Broncos drafting a QB making this a 3 way race even though Teddy is the clear pick. Teddy has been often underestimated in his NFL career so far. Our hopes are that he gets a fair shake in Denver and grabs the starting position he deserves. Go Cards!