Teddy B hasn’t lit up the box score lately, and he’s looked at as one of the NFL’s better game managers. However, that role he’s been playing since coming back from his big injury, and the narrative surrounding that, can change dramatically based on the type of offense Matt Rhule and Joe Brady implement in 2020.
Let’s start with the weapons. CMC, DJ Moore, Robby Anderson, Curtis Samuel, and Ian Thomas. That’s an extremely solid set of weapons, especially if you’re like me, and know how good Samuel can be with an accurate QB. Yes, I’m still beating that drum.
Now, let’s talk about the offense. New Panthers OC Joe Brady completely revamped LSU’s passing attack last season as their passing coordinator, after spending a couple of seasons under Sean Payton in New Orleans. There’s no doubt that Brady consulted with Payton and understood what he was getting in Teddy B to run his offense in Carolina.
You have to give credit to Joe Burrow for a spectacular season, but if it wasn’t for Brady coming to town, it simply wouldn’t have happened. Burrow went from being a game manager – 2900 passing yards, 16 TDs, and 5 INT…. to 5700 passing yards, 60 TDs, and 6 INTs. Bridgewater will be asked to do more than we’ve seen him do since coming back from his injury, and with more opportunity, comes more fantasy points. By the way, HC Matt Rhule has also run a majority of 3-WR and 4-WR sets during his career at Baylor, but it will be Brady calling plays in 2020.
I’m not saying Bridgewater is going to lead the league in TDs, but he should be solid enough in a more pass-heavy attack with very solid weapons to sustain himself as a potential QB1. He’s the perfect very-late round QB if you’re the type (like me) to possibly punt the QB position and load up on the skill positions to increase your chances of having a breakout player on your roster.