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Panthers’ Shaq Thompson believes Teddy Bridgewater will ‘change the offense’

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The Carolina Panthers are excited to have Teddy Bridgewater under center, and his teammates appear to share the same sentiment. During an appearance on NFL Network’s NFL Total Access, Shaq Thompson told Colleen Wolfe that Bridgewater will ‘change the offense.’

“I think Teddy’s definitely going to come in and change the offense. He has great weapons,” Thompson said. “His start with the Saints, 5-0, was just incredible. It just shows you that the Teddy that Minnesota had drafted back then is back. I’m happy to see that. I’ve always been a fan of Teddy, especially when he was at Louisville. So, I’m happy to have him as a teammate. I know that he has a lot of tremendous weapons around him and we built that offensive line so he could feel comfortable in the pocket.”

Thompson, along with the rest of the Panthers roster, is getting adjusted to a new era in the locker room. While Bridgewater is being inserted at quarterback, the team is moving on from Cam Newton. At the same time, the defense has to deal with the loss of Luke Kuechly following his retirement.

For Bridgewater, the Panthers expressed their confidence in him by inking him to a massive three-year, $63 million deal. In an attempt to give the former first-round pick a chance to succeed, Carolina brought in Robby Anderson and traded for left tackle Russell Okung.

Of course, Bridgewater also has Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore, and Curtis Samuel at his disposal in the Panthers offense as well. Given his surge in 2019 and the number of weapons he’ll have next season, Thompson believes Bridgewater is the perfect quarterback for the Panthers.