Carolina Panthers trade QB Teddy Bridgewater to the Denver Broncos

from Schuyler Callihan with

Wednesday afternoon, the Carolina Panthers finally found a trade partner for QB Teddy Bridgewater as they agreed to send him to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a 6th round pick in this year’s draft (191st overall), according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The Panthers will pay $7 million on Bridgewater’s contract while Denver will pay $3 million. This past season, Bridgewater tossed for 3,733 yards, 15 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions.

This move leaves Sam Darnold, Will Grier, and P.J. Walker as the only quarterbacks on the Panthers roster.

from Darin Gantt with Carolina
CHARLOTTE — Such that there were lingering questions, the Panthers answered them Wednesday.

The Panthers cleared the way for new quarterback Sam Darnold to work without any kind of cloud over his head or doubt about his status, trading incumbent starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to the Broncos for a 2021 sixth-round pick.

Dealing Bridgewater was likely inevitable once the Panthers traded three picks (including a second- and fourth-rounder next year) for the 23-year-old Darnold earlier this month.

Bridgewater, 28, started 15 games for the Panthers last year, missing one with a knee injury.

He threw for 3,733 yards in 2020, and his 69.1 completion percentage ranked fifth in the league among regular starters. But he had just 15 touchdowns on the season, and faltered late in some games.