Quarterback for the Denver Broncos was one of the weakest positions in recent memory and the team should reach out to the Big Apple for Teddy Bridgewater…
One thing is clear, Case Keenum is the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos unless an injury comes along.
The Broncos know all too well what it’s like having a lack of depth at quarterback and the performance that comes along with it.
Brock Osweiler signed to be the backup in Denver but did not play well enough to stay the second time around.
First-round pick Paxton Lynch is talented, but entering his third year with the team, there seems to be no significant sign of growth.
This can easily change due to game action and more live reps.
Chad Kelly has been in the middle.
Recently Kelly has performed better than Lynch in practices. Kelly’s swagger is infectious and affects an entire team to play at his level. He rose to the occasion during scrimmages which are the closest things to game action.
However, both he and Lynch still struggle with accuracy.
This creates a scenario where the Broncos might need to look at a veteran backup quarterback.
According to ProFootball Talk, Teddy Bridgewater is being shopped by the New York Jets, but only at the right price. Bridgewater would have been a great consolation prize if the Broncos did not sign Case Keenum or Kirk Cousins.
Bridgewater appears to be on the right track to a clean bill of health and is playing rather well.
At least well enough for Jets to use the phrase “right price.”
At one point in Bridgewater’s career, he was an underrated player that took command of a huddle.
Also, Bridgewater understood how to play with a running game and a great defense. Both are a plus in Denver. Running backs are still a question mark, but there’s a commitment to pounding the rock.
Defensively there are more dual-threat playmakers to help solidify the whole unit.
All in all, the Broncos would be wise to inquire about Bridgewater’s services for a backup job. As evidenced by the Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks last season, a team must be two-deep.
Look no further than Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles for the proof.
First and foremost though, the Broncos should see Paxton Lynch and Chad Kelly’s performance in the first preseason game before making this type of judgment.
If both come out flat, then a decision must be made soon to acquire a backup.