Teddy Bridgewater has found a new home.
The Panthers have traded their former starting QB to the Broncos for a sixth-round round pick (No. 191) in the 2021 NFL Draft, according to NFL Media.
Bridgewater joins Drew Lock in the Broncos' QB room. Lock, a former second-round pick, has disappointed in his opportunities to start for Denver.
Despite just trading for Bridgewater, the Broncos could potentially still be in the hunt to draft a rookie passer, says ESPN.
Panthers are trading to QB Teddy Bridgewater to the Broncos for a sixth-round pick, as @TomPelissero reported.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 28, 2021
Panthers paying Bridgewater $7 million, Broncos paying him $3 million, per source.
Trade does not take Denver out of QB market Thursday night, per source.
Bridgewater was PFF's 28th-ranked quarterback last season. While his performance was relatively below average, the fact he's even playing after his gruesome leg injury earlier in his career is a testament to his work ethic and drive for the game.
At 28, Bridgewater is still young enough to have a potential career resurgence in Denver if he's given the opportunity. The Broncos are loaded with exciting young skill position players — such as Noah Fant, Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, K.J. Hamler, Albert Okwuegbunam and Tim Patrick — who should help whoever the signal-caller is to succeed.
For the Panthers, this was just a matter of time. Carolina traded for Sam Darnold, so now it's all on the Jets' former golden boy to sink or swim with his new team.
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