Panthers permit odd man out Teddy Bridgewater to seek trade

Teddy Bridgewater went from QB1 to trade bait with the arrival of Sam Darnold in Carolina and has permission to shop himself to other teams.According to multiple reports, the Panthers informed Bridgewater he can seek a trade following the acquisition of Darnold, the No. 3 pick in the 2018 draft, from the New York Jets on Monday.A former first-round pick on his third NFL team, Bridgewater signed in free agency with Carolina last March and started 15 games for the Panthers. The team went 4-11 in those games and holds the eighth overall pick in the 2021 draft.Bridgewater’s $23 million cap hit for the 2021 season and his pedestrian production could make a trade challenging.Few teams who aren’t in position to draft a quarterback in the first round this season are unsettled at quarterback, but the Denver Broncos and New York Giants are thought to be considering veteran options.The 28-year-old has appeared in 59 games since he entered the NFL out of Louisville in 2014.

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