NFL power rankings 2020: Ranking all new QB additions

Cam Newton, New England Patriots (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
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Teddy Bridgewater, NFL Power Rankings
NASHVILLE, TN – DECEMBER 22: Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the New Orleans Saints warms up before a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on December 22, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Saints defeated the Titans 38-28. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

7. Teddy Bridgewater, Carolina Panthers

Bridgewater was pretty darn impressive in his five starts with the Saints during the 2019 season, completing almost 68 percent of his passes with nine touchdowns and just two interceptions.

Three of his five starts included multi-touchdown games, and Bridgewater proved he’s still capable of throwing a high volume of passes as a starter, going over 30 attempts in all but one of his five starts.

In the new Matt Rhule era, Bridgwater is going to be counted on to keep the Panthers’ offense afloat for the time being, and he’s a relatively low-risk move for a rebuilding team.

Bridgewater knows the division well, and despite the significant injury from his past, he offers the Panthers someone who can be a long-term option if things go well this season.

I am not sold on the Panthers’ offensive line at this point, so that’s a big factor for Bridgewater’s success. This is also going to be a team with one of the youngest defenses in the NFL in 2020 and that will have an effect on everyone.

This isn’t Bridgewater’s fault, but the Panthers moved on from Cam Newton to bring him in. There’s added pressure because of that, right or wrong.