Either Drew Lock or Teddy Bridgewater will be the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos come the beginning of the regular season. The front office had the opportunity to select Justin Fields out of Ohio State in this year’s draft, but ultimately opted not to for a pretty controversial reason. That means they’re riding with either Lock or Bridgewater in 2021-22.
Through two preseason outings, each man has gotten one opportunity to start.
In Saturday’s 30-3 win over the Seattle Seahawks, Bridgewater went 9-of-11 for 105 yards and one touchdown pass whereas Lock went 9-of-14 for 80 yards.
On Sunday, Broncos head coach Vic Fangio opened up about how the battle between his two quarterbacks was going right now.
“Both of these guys have done well,” he said, via Pro Football Talk. “We can play and win with either one of these guys, and that’s a good thing. … The calendar’s closing in on us. It won’t be tomorrow. The earliest it would be would be early next week, or we’ll let it go another week.
“These guys, both of them, Drew and Teddy, have done well, as you guys have seen, and they’ve made it a hard decision. We’ll give it thorough thought.”
— Game 7 (@game7__) August 22, 2021
The Broncos were very much in the hunt for Aaron Rodgers, but ultimately refused to pull the trigger for a somewhat puzzling reason. That means they’re riding with Lock or Bridgewater – for better or worse.
Which man will ultimately get the starting nod next year? Time will tell.
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