The Carolina Panthers have traded former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a sixth round pick in this week’s NFL Draft.
Bridgewater signed a three-year, $63 million contract before last season, but produced mixed results in his lone season with the Panthers. He threw for 3,733 yards with 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, as Carolina limped to a 5-11 finish.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Panthers will pay $7 million to Bridgewater this season, while the Broncos will pay him $3 million.
in Denver, Bridgewater will have the opportunity to challenge Drew Lock for the Broncos’ starting job. Of course he may have another challenger if Denver opts to take a quarterback early in this week’s draft, which sounds like a solid possibility.
“Acquiring Teddy Bridgewater adds competition, experience and a strong veteran presence to our quarterback room."— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) April 28, 2021
GM George Paton on agreeing to trade for @teddyb_h2o: pic.twitter.com/lHgKRGVX2x
Regardless, best of luck to Teddy in Denver. Here’s hoping he can find some of the pre-injury magic he had in Minnesota.