Rhule: 'We feel like we have the power to be able to take advantage of throwing the ball downfield'

According to head coach Matt Rhule, the Carolina Panthers are confident quarterback Teddy Bridgewater "will run the Panthers' system as the coaching staff intends."

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During a video conference on Thursday, Rhule expressed overall confidence in his quarterback's ability to execute various types of concepts including downfield shots or deep throws. "He certainly has the arm strength to do it," said the Panthers' head coach when asked about Bridgewater's potential. "I think one of the great things that's one of the strengths of our team is that Robby Anderson's a deep-play threat. Curtis Samuel is a deep-play threat. DJ Moore is a deep-play threat. So we feel like we have the power to be able to take advantage of throwing the ball downfield, and we know Teddy can do that."

After impressing in five starts last season, Carolina's quarterback has emerged as an intriguing late-round option when considering his exciting offensive weapons and potential shoot-out game scripts. Per numberFire's models, Bridgewater's yearly projection includes 367.8 completions for 23.6 touchdowns and 4,017.9 yards.