“I Have Always Been a Fan of Teddy Bridgewater-” Carolina Panthers Linebacker Reveals Admiration for His New Teammate

Published 07/05/2020, 12:34 PM EDT


Carolina Panthers is one of the rare NFL organizations to have undergone so many changes in just a few months. This year, Teddy Bridgewater will join the Panthers as their new quarterback. In the process, he will replace Cam Newton. Outside linebacker Shaq Thompson seems excited to see Bridgewater as his teammate this season.

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Teddy Bridgewater will do well, believes Shaq Thomson

In an interview with Colleen Wolfe on NFL Total Access, Shaq Thompson revealed his thoughts about Bridgewater. The 26-year old believes that the former Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowler will utilize his talent to the best possible extent. Shaq also indicated his belief that both Bridgewater and Newton will perform well in their new teams this season onwards.

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Speaking about Teddy Bridgewater, he said, “I think Teddy’s definitely going to come in and change the offense. He has great weapons. His start with the Saints, 5-0, was just incredible. It just shows you that the Teddy that Minnesota had drafted back then is back. I’m happy to see that. I’ve always been a fan of Teddy, especially when he was at Louisville. So, I’m happy to have him as a teammate. I know that he has a lot of tremendous weapons around him and we built that offensive line so he could feel comfortable in the pocket.”

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The roster of Carolina Panthers is about to experience a new era. As the team slowly moves on from their Cam Newton memories, the NFL side has to simultaneously deal with middle linebacker Luke Kuechly’s retirement. His farewell might prove a void in the Panthers’ defense.

Panthers’ offensive pursuit

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Carolina Panthers are confident about Bridgewater and that led them to sign him for a whopping $63 million on a 3-year contract. They also signed former New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson and traded guard Trai Turner for former Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle Russell Okung. Both of these changes are intended to help Bridgewater carry out his tasks on the field more efficiently.

It is clear that the Panthers are hoping to build a stronger offense than they ever had. This time, the focus will be obviously on Teddy Bridgewater. He will also get the offensive services of D.J. Moore, Christian McCaffrey, and Curtis Samuel. With so many weapons ready for Teddy Bridgewater to utilize at Carolina, he could become the perfect quarterback for his team. Or at least, Shaq Thompson believes so.

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Aakash Chatterjee

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