Carolina Panthers trade Teddy Bridgewater to Denver Broncos for 6th round pick

The Carolina Panthers announced Wednesday they have traded quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to the Denver Broncos for a sixth-round pick. Broncos GM George Paton said in a statement:  “Acquiring Teddy Bridgewater adds competition, experience and a strong veteran presence to our quarterback room.” 

Carolina will be paying the 28-year-old $7 million in 2021 while Denver will pay him $3 million. The trade will not exclude the Broncos from the quarterback market on Thursday night. 

The Panthers signed Bridgewater to a three-year contract worth $63 million before the 2020 season. Bridgewater was reportedly guaranteed $40 million in the first two seasons of the deal, but Wednesday’s trade eliminates the final year and $21 million of his contract in 2022. Bridgewater started 15 games for Carolina last season, throwing for 3,733 yards with 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. 

Panthers trade Teddy Bridgewater to Broncos for 6th-round pick on eve of the 2021 NFL Draft


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