Denver Broncos: Could a trade for Teddy Bridgewater be coming?

Denver Broncos 2021 offseason: Teddy Bridgewater. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos 2021 offseason: Teddy Bridgewater. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports /

Several teams have traded their starting quarterback this offseason, but the Denver Broncos have yet to be involved in one of those moves.

Despite heavy rumors that the team has been looking to move on from Drew Lock this offseason or at the very least, bring in a veteran to compete with him, the Broncos have stood pat while guys like Matthew Stafford, Jared Goff, Mitchell Trubisky and Sam Darnold have all found new teams.

Though selecting a quarterback in the first round of the draft, possibly by trading up, remains an option, there is a chance the team could take a look at Teddy Bridgewater.

Bridgewater was left on the outside looking in, at least in terms of being a starting quarterback, after the Carolina Panthers traded for Sam Darnold earlier this week.

Bridgewater is a former first-round pick who has been more than serviceable in stints with the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints. In his lone season in Carolina, he made 15 starts and completed 69.1 percent of his throws for a career-high 3,733 yards with 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

At this stage of his career, Bridgewater likely won’t do anything to wow you, but he makes a lot of sense as a backup to Lock due to his experience. he also has enough talent to beat Lock out for the job, which is likely exactly what the front office is looking for, someone to push him.

Aside from Darnold, the Panthers also have P.J. Walker and Will Grier on the roster, so there is room to move on from Bridgewater, who signed a three-year deal with the  Panthers last offseason.

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The  Broncos could likely obtain him for a relatively cheap price through a trade. This is almost certainly a possibility that general manager George Paton, a man very familiar with Bridgewater’s work, is considering.