Teddy Bridgewater Unlikely To Start Against Lions


According to Ian Rapoport, Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater is unlikely to start against the Lions this week. 

Will Grier

Bridgewater has been limited the past two days in practice after spraining his MCL this past week against the Buccaneers. A final call hasn’t been made but Rapoport says it doesn’t look good for Bridgewater’s chances. 

Tom Pelissero adds QBs Will Grier and P.J. Walker have been splitting the reps in Bridgewater’s absence this week and one of them will get the start. 

Bridgewater, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Vikings back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $6,849,502 rookie contract after Minnesota declined to pick up his fifth-year option.

Bridgewater signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Jets last year that included just $500,000 guaranteed. However, the Jets later traded him to the Saints during the preseason and he returned to New Orleans last year on another one-year contract. 

The Panthers signed Bridgewater to a three-year, $63 million contract this past March. 

In 2020, Bridgewater has appeared in 10 games for the Panthers and completed 72.1 percent of his passes for 2,552 yards, 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He has also rushed for 196 yards.

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