Panthers Reportedly Finalizing Contract With Teddy Bridgewater

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With Cam Newton reportedly on his way out of Carolina, it appears Teddy Bridgewater will be the quarterback the Panthers turn to next. According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the Panthers are reportedly close to finalizing a three-year $60 million deal with Bridgewater to replace Newton. On Tuesday the Panthers announced that they granted Cam Newton permission to seek a trade elsewhere. Newton responded via social media that he never asked for a trade and that the team forced his hand. As for Bridgewater, his impressive stint in New Orleans made him one of the top available players at his position this offseason. Bridgewater led the Saints to an undefeated record of 5-0 during the absence of Drew Brees. The Panthers and first-year head coach Matt Rhule will now look to find that same success with Bridgewater leading the offense.