- Teddy Bridgewater is signing a three-year, $60 million contract to start for the Panthers.
- Despite wanting to play for the Carolina Panthers, Cam Newton is set to be traded.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The Carolina Panthers have made it known that they will be moving on from Cam Newton and have allowed him to look for a potential trade. This comes as a surprise as the organization thought otherwise two weeks ago that Newton would be the starter.
Instead, the Panthers signed Teddy Bridgewater to a three-year, $60 million contract as a replacement for Cam Newton.
Two weeks ago, the Carolina Panthers insisted that Cam Newton would continue to be their starting quarterback as he is coming off of an injury year.
Their new head coach, Matt Rhule, had positive things to say about Newton.
#Panthers coach Matt Rhule and his staff have been encouraged with how Cam Newton has treated his rehab and how intent he is to get back to top form. He’s spent plenty of time in town. With so much to rebuild in other areas, having a legit starter in place eases the transition. https://t.co/LIvqQDj5b5
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 25, 2020
The Two-Week Notice
The Panthers seemed to shock Newton with the news, as the former NFC Champion took to Instagram to dismiss the organization and to make his voice heard.
“Stop with the word play - I never asked for it!! There is no dodging this one. I love the Panthers to death and will always love you guys!! Please do not try and play me or manipulate the narrative and act like I wanted this. You forced me into this!!” said Newton in the comments of the Panthers' Instagram post.
Shortly after permitting Newton to look for a trade, the Panthers signed Teddy Bridgewater to a three-year, $60 million contract.
Not to take anything away from Bridgewater and the quality starts he had last season but this does not solve any of the Panthers rebuilding problems.
He had a great season last year with the Saints filling in for an injured Drew Brees.
Bridgewater went for 1,384 yards, nine touchdowns and just two interceptions. The move to bring him in really is not terrible but Bridgewater should just not be considered a long term option for them.
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