The Carolina Panthers and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater are currently finalizing a three-year contract worth around $ 60 million. The contract should be signed and sealed by Wednesday.
The Panthers have already given quarterback Cam Newton and his agents “permission” to look for a trade partner.
Bridgewater spent the last two seasons with the New Orleans Saints, where he served as a backup for Drew Brees. As starting quarterback, he led the Saints to a 5-0 record in 2019, while Brees was out with a thumb injury.
Bridgewater, a former Minnesota Vikings first round pick, suffered a devastating knee injury during his career, but fought his way back from contracts spanning just a year.
In the last offseason, Bridgewater turned down the offer to start for the Miami Dolphins to return to New Orleans.
The Panthers are currently undergoing a general overhaul under the new head coach Matt Rhule. The team has broken up with several veterans over the past few weeks and said goodbye to people like Greg Olsen, Mario Addison and James Bradberry.
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