According to Tom Pelissero, the Panthers have traded QB Teddy Bridgewater to the Broncos for a sixth-round pick.
Pelissero adds Carolina will pay some of Bridgewater’s salary to facilitate the deal. He had $10 million guaranteed on his deal in 2021.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter said that Carolina will pay $7 million of that figure and Denver will be responsible for $3 million.
It was just last offseason when the Panthers inked Bridgewater to a three-year, $63 million contract. Things did not go well in his first season and it was clear that the team was ready to move on from him.
Earlier this month, the Panthers made waves when they traded for Sam Darnold. In return for Darnold, the No. 3 overall draft pick in 2018, the Jets received three picks: a sixth-rounder in the 2021 draft as well as a second-rounder and fourth-rounder in 2022.
In 15 games played in 2020, the 28-year-old Bridgewater tossed for 3,733 yards, 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He also rushed for 279 yards and five touchdowns.