Teddy Bridgewater will be the Denver Broncos starting quarterback

Teddy Bridgewater wins Broncos starting QB job over Drew Lock
from Zac Wassink, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com

The Denver Broncos finally have a starting quarterback. How long he’ll keep the job is anybody’s guess.

Broncos head coach Vic Fangio informed the team Wednesday that veteran Teddy Bridgewater won the quarterback competition over 2019 draft pick Drew Lock.

Teddy Bridgewater is our starting quarterback.@philmilani, @AricDiLalla & @sydneyajones_ break down how he won the job pic.twitter.com/Pp9oofXQKi

— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) August 25, 2021
The news dropped just one day after Fangio told reporters he and his coaching staff hadn’t yet chosen a QB1 ahead of Saturday’s preseason finale against the Los Angeles Rams. In fact, Fangio’s words on Tuesday suggested either signal-caller could find himself on a short leash come September.

“It’s pretty damn close,” Fangio said at that time. “You guys have seen it. . . . It is close, and I think it’s close for a good reason. They both have played well. The good news of this competition is we’ve got two quarterbacks we feel we can go win with.”
Denver acquired Bridgewater from the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick in April so that the 28-year-old could push Lock and potentially win the starting gig. Both were solid in preseason starts earlier this month, but Aric DiLalla noted for the Broncos website that Bridgewater recorded the better stats of the two.

Bridgewater completed 16-of-19 passes for two touchdowns and a 141.0 quarterback rating with zero turnovers and no sacks across the first two exhibition games. Lock, meanwhile, hit on 14-of-21 throws for 231 yards and two touchdowns.

The Broncos begin the regular season at the New York Giants on Sept. 12.