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Report: Panthers looking to move on from Teddy Bridgewater

Carolina is looking to move on due to Bridgewater’s “physical limitations,” according to a report.

Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) looks to pass in the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The Carolina Panthers are looking to move on from quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, according to SI senior NFL reporter Albert Breer.

Breer reported Monday that Carolina is looking to move on from the veteran due to his “physical limitations.” Just one season after signing Bridgewater, Breer reports that sources inside the organization say he’s clearly shown physical limitations to his game that forced him to garner limited interest from NFL teams when he was a free agent.

This proves a difficult situation for Carolina because $10 million of Bridgewater’s $17 million base salary next season is fully guaranteed, according to Breer. With no offset language, this means that if he’s released by the Panthers, any other team can pick up Bridgewater and pay him the league minimum and Carolina has to pay the rest of his salary.

Breer also reported that the Panthers were very involved with the Detroit Lions for a potential trade of Matt Stafford, but had no interest in Carson Wentz before the Indianapolis Colts acquire the then Philadelphia Eagles quarterback.