The Saints tend to be effusive in their praise of Bridgewater, who was attempting to come back from a major knee injury that sidelined him nearly two full seasons when New Orleans made a trade with the New York Jets in 2018 to bring him in as Brees' backup. "I really appreciated that time with Teddy, and I'm extremely happy for him and the opportunity that he has there in Carolina," Brees said.
up until this point for the Carolina Panthers is more than what many Panthers fans, including myself, expected through Week 6. Those three wins came without Christian McCaffrey, who went down with an ankle injury in their Week 2 loss at Tampa Bay, so naturally, the expectations will be raised, especially when McCaffrey is back. However, the next few weeks shouldn't be measured by wins, but how competitive the Panthers are in tough games.
New Orleans will be forced to play Carolina this weekend without its top two passing weapons.