Rhule: Teddy Bridgewater ‘perfect fit’ for Panthers

First-year Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule said moving on from quarterback Cam Newton was a difficult — but correct — decision for his team.

“I think the world of Cam — as a person, and then everyone knows the type of player he’s been for many, many years,” Rhule said in an interview Wednesday with team reporter Kristen Balboni. “And I hope for his sake that he’ll find that success wherever he ends up.

Before joining the Panthers in January on a seven-year deal that could be worth as much as $70 million, Rhule spent seven seasons as an NCAA head coach — four at Temple and the past three at Baylor. Much of his staff also came from the college ranks.

“The tape is information, the combine was information, the Senior Bowl was information,” Rhule said. “But also the connections that we have and the time that we’ve spent either facing or coaching a lot of these guys is information as well.”

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