Denver Broncos: Teddy Bridgewater’s advantages over Drew Lock

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Jun 1, 2021; Englewood, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) and quarterback Drew Lock (3) during organized team activities at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports


The Denver Broncos are underway with mandatory OTAs and the first 11-on-11 action of the 2021 offseason. As promised, the Broncos are in the beginning stages of a full-blown quarterback competition with Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater taking reps with the first-team offense until the coaching staff sees separation one way or another.

That might not come until training camp, of course, possibly not even until the conclusion of the preseason. Although it would certainly be ideal to have a decision made sooner rather than later, it would be great to see someone create some separation and play well enough to win the job quickly.

Although everyone in Denver Broncos Country has a preference at the position (most preferring a trade for Aaron Rodgers at this point), the ultimate goal is winning football games. We’ve taken a look at what advantages Drew Lock has early on over Teddy Bridgewater, and as promised in that post, we’re also going to take a look at the advantages Teddy has.

The Denver Broncos acquired Bridgwater in a trade with the Carolina Panthers the day before the 2021 NFL Draft and got him for the low price of a sixth-round pick and a reduced 2021 salary.

Bridgewater is getting a shot with the Denver Broncos, he wasn’t necessarily brought in as a presumed replacement as some may have assumed.

The Denver Broncos do not have as much invested in Bridgewater as they do Drew Lock, but the former first-round pick out of Louisville may have an edge over Lock in a few areas.

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