The Carolina Panthers are excited to have Norv Turner as their offensive coordinator. On Friday, the team officially announced Turner’s hiring.

Panthers’ head coach Ron River is particularly excited for what the veteran offensive mind of Turner can do for quarterback Cam Newton.

In fact, Rivera believes Turner will help elevate Newton’s game to the next level.

“Looking at what they had done with Teddy Bridgewater in Minnesota, there are some similar styles in terms of the zone-read action, and then the prolific [passing] style going to three, five and seven-step drops,” Rivera said, via the team’s website.

“But Cam is unique. He is his own player. I know he’ll have Cam do what he does best, but I think his skill set will fit very nicely with what Coach Turner wants.”

Turner and Rivera know one another well as Rivera was Turner’s defensive coordinator in San Diego before moving on to Carolina and said working for Turner was “terrific for my career.”