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Matt Rhule raves about Teddy Bridgewater’s leadership

Teddy Bridgewater

The Carolina Panthers made a big splash in free agency by signing Teddy Bridgewater to be their quarterback, and their new head coach seems very happy with the move.

Matt Rhule, who is entering his first year as Carolina’s head coach, raved about Bridgewater’s leadership during an interview on “Around The NFL” Friday.

“The best players in the world bring out the best in their teammates and I can tell you, since free agency started, the amount of the guys that want to come and play with Teddy has nothing to do with me or anybody else,” Rhule said. “They want to be a part of what he’s doing ’cause he brings out the best in the people.”

Carolina signed Bridgewater to a three-year, $63 million deal in March and believes he will be their next franchise quarterback.

The 27-year-old was originally drafted by Minnesota but suffered a devastating leg injury that caused him to miss all of the 2016 season. He spent the last two seasons with the Saints and excelled when he got opportunities to start last season. Bridgewater went 5-0 as a starter for New Orleans last year, passing for nine touchdowns and two interceptions. He will be replacing Cam Newton as the team’s franchise quarterback.

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