Following their acquisition of quarterback Sam Darnold on Monday, the Carolina Panthers are reportedly allowing their 2020 starting pivot, Teddy Bridgewater, to seek a trade.
Following the trade for Sam Darnold, the #Panthers spoke with QB Teddy Bridgewater and allowed him the opportunity to talk with teams to potentially facilitate a trade, sources say. Carolina is open to Bridgewater returning, but will give him a chance to have a say in his future.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 6, 2021
According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Panthers have spoken to Bridgewater and are allowing him to talk with other teams to potentially facilitate a trade.
Rapoport also reports, however, that Carolina is open to Bridgewater remaining on their roster.
Bridgewater, 28, signed a three-year deal with the Panthers ahead of the 2020 season, in which he passed for 3,733 yards with 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. The former first-round pick began his career with the Minnesota Vikings and has also played for the New Saints over his seven previous seasons in the NFL.