Posted: 7/05/2020 9:17 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater's average depth of completion of 4.7 yards as a member of the New Orleans Saints last season was the lowest mark by a quarterback in 2019, according to Pro Football Focus.
Posted: 6/26/2020 1:48 am UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater is 'exactly what we want' and has 'a great arm,' according to head coach Matt Rhule.
'I think this offense, in general, when you look at in New Orleans, that iteration of it, where (new offensive coordinator Joe Brady) first learned it, is not necessarily a vertical, down-the-field passing game as much as it is a catch-and-run, underneath, matchup-type passing game. You obviously have to be able to throw the ball downfield. Teddy's got a great arm. I can remember he threw what I would call a launch route 48 yards down the right sideline to the 12-yard line against somebody. So he certainly has the arm strength to do it,' Rhule told Joe Person of The Athletic.
Huddle Up: Arm strength has long been cited as a downfall for Bridgewater. While he showed was capable of running the Saints' offense during a five-start audition last season with Drew Brees sidelined, it is worth noting he averaged only 33 pass attempts in those contests as New Orleans relied heavily on the running game. A bigger concern for Bridgewater may be whether or not the Carolina offensive line can protect him as well. Despite an impressive supporting cast, Bridgewater should be viewed as a QB2 in fantasy.
Posted: 5/30/2020 5:31 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater is entering a season as his team's unquestioned starter for the first time since 2015, and head coach Matt Ruhle said he jumped at the chance to give Bridgewater the opportunity. 'I believe so wholeheartedly in who he is as a quarterback,' Rhule said Friday, May 29, during an appearance on NFL Network. 'I believe in his abilities, I believe in his arm strength, I believe in his accuracy, I believe in his decision-making but, beyond that, I know he's going to make everyone else that much better.'
Huddle Up: Bridgewater went 5-0 as a fill-in starter last season for the injured Drew Brees, but he didn't exactly light up the fantasy scoreboard, averaging 19.9 fantasy points per start. He has some strong weapons to work with in Carolina, but his ceiling projects to be a mid-level QB2 at best.
Posted: 3/25/2020 11:50 pm UTC
Free-agent QB Teddy Bridgewater (Saints) officially signed with the Carolina Panthers Wednesday, March 25. Official terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Bridgewater played well for the New Orleans Saints this past season and will have a good group of receivers to work with in Carolina. He probably should be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in most leagues.
Posted: 3/17/2020 10:49 pm UTC
Updating a previous story, New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Teddy Bridgewater will sign a three-year deal worth $63 million with the Carolina Panthers when the new league year opens Wednesday, March 18, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Bridgewater doesn't have much upside in terms of downfield passing ability. His signing boosts the PPR stock of RB Christian McCaffrey even higher. Target Bridgewater as a mid-tier QB2, though he could develop into a low-end QB1 if the Panthers are able to add some receiving help in the draft or free agency.
Posted: 3/17/2020 5:35 pm UTC
Free-agent QB Teddy Bridgewater (Saints) is negotiating a three-year, $60 million contract with the Carolina Panthers, per a source. The deal is expected to be finalized when the league officially opens its new year Wednesday, March 18.
Huddle Up: Bridgewater is the replacement for Cam Newton before Superman is even out of the building. Purely a game manager, there's almost no fantasy football value for the well-traveled Louisville product. Carolina will continue to pound the ball and try to limit mistakes in the passing game. Bridgewater is a fringe backup option and best viewed as a spot-starter off of the waiver wire.
Posted: 3/02/2020 6:18 pm UTC
Impending free-agent QB Teddy Bridgewater (Saints) is reportedly of significant interest to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to multiple sources.
Posted: 2/18/2020 2:23 am UTC
Impending free-agent QB Teddy Bridgewater (Saints) is widely expected to leave the New Orleans Saints unless Drew Brees retires and likely to have a 'strong' free agency market as a starting or bridge quarterback for a team in transition, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.
Posted: 12/29/2019 4:11 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater, who has nine touchdown passes this season, will earn a $250,000 contract incentive if he throws at least one touchdown pass versus the Carolina Panthers in Week 17.
Posted: 10/26/2019 7:30 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater will be moved back to the bench Sunday, Oct. 27, as QB Drew Brees (thumb) was named the Week 8 starter against the Arizona Cardinals, a source told Dianna Russini and Ed Werder of ESPN Saturday, Oct. 26.
Huddle Up: Bridgewater completed 69.70% of his passes over five starts for 1,205 yards with nine touchdowns against two interceptions. He should be stashed in dynasty and deeper keeper leagues in hope he can land a starting job next season.