Denver Broncos: Teddy Bridgewater meets Sutton, Fant

Denver Broncos 2021 offseason: Teddy Bridgewater. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos 2021 offseason: Teddy Bridgewater. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /

Ever since the Denver Broncos acquired Teddy Bridgwater in a trade with the Carolina Panthers the day before the 2021 NFL Draft, the veteran quarterback has been buried under one Aaron Rodgers rumor after another. Somewhat curiously, the Denver Broncos have yet to introduce their new potential starting quarterback to the media nearly two weeks since the trade was made, but that could possibly change very soon.

Bridgewater has finally arrived in Denver and stopped for a one-on-one interview with Sydney Jones.

The footage included in the interview shows Bridgewater meeting a few prominent figures with the Denver Broncos, including head coach Vic Fangio and John Elway.

Also among the shots in this video are those involving rehabbing wide receiver Courtland Sutton and budding star tight end Noah Fant, two guys Bridgewater could potentially be throwing the ball to the most in 2021.

Bridgewater also noted in this video that he’s been texting “Jerry” as in wide receiver Jerry Jeudy the past couple of weeks.

With all of the craziness that has transpired since the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft including the potential of a future trade for quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the impending competition between Bridgewater and Drew Lock has really been placed on the backburner.

As fascinating as a trade for Rodgers would be, that situation still seems so surreal so the Denver Broncos can’t lose focus on what’s right in front of them.

Does Bridgewater give this team the best opportunity to win games in 2021? That very well may be the case.

In terms of making good decisions with the football, Bridgewater is probably quite a ways ahead of Drew Lock, at least from what we saw last year. In terms of talent and ceiling, Lock has the edge.

This will be a fascinating competition to watch unfold if the Denver Broncos do not trade for Rodgers because Bridgewater has the edge in areas the Broncos were weak at last year.

If Lock is able to beat Bridgewater in a competition, that will be great news for the Denver Broncos.