Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is being recognized for playing the right way. He is a finalist for the NFL’s 2020 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award. According to the Panthers website, “the award recognizes players who best demonstrate the qualities of on-field sportsmanship, including fair play, respect for the game and opponents, and integrity in competition.”
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There are seven other nominees for the award. Joining Bridgewater are defensive end Calais Campbell (Baltimore), defensive tackle Cameron Heyward (Pittsburgh), defensive end Justin Houston (Indianapolis), wide receiver Matthew Slater (New England), linebacker Lavonte David (Tampa Bay), center Jason Kelce (Philadelphia), and fullback Kyle Juszczyk (San Francisco).
The eight finalists will be listed on the Pro Bowl ballot under the Sportsmanship Award category. Current NFL players will vote on Friday, December 18th. If Teddy wins the award, he’ll receive a $25,000 donation for the charity of his choice from the NFL Foundation.