Denver Broncos: Players who could be traded before 2021 season

Denver Broncos, Aaron Rodgers. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Denver Broncos, Drew Lock, Teddy Bridgewater
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 /

1. Drew Lock or Teddy Bridgewater, QB

If the Denver Broncos do trade for Aaron Rodgers, then it’s likely going to mean trading away one of Drew Lock or Teddy Bridgewater to get it done.

The Packers already have Jordan Love on the roster and he is their QB of the future (and present, if they trade Rodgers), but in the event that they trade the league MVP, they’re going to want to make sure there’s someone in place who can keep the ship afloat in case Love struggles.

For that reason, many think that the Packers would prefer Bridgewater.

Bridgewater is much more the game manager type and has proven effective at it up to this point in his career, where Drew Lock has more long-term upside and potential.

The Packers were one of the teams at the time of the 2019 NFL Draft rumored to be interested in drafting Lock.

With Jordan Love now in place, it’s not like Lock would be coming into the Green Bay Packers as a grizzled veteran who would be able to start immediately and lead that team to the postseason. He would be just as much of a wild card in Green Bay as he presently is in Denver.

If the Broncos are able to convince the Packers to trade Aaron Rodgers to the Mile High City, one of these two quarterbacks will be gone. For the Broncos’ sake, it would be much better if the team could keep Lock and let him learn behind Rodgers for a couple of seasons.

Bridgewater has a very team-friendly contract and would give the Packers an option to start right away in 2021 and likely keep that team in playoff contention if Jordan Love is not yet ready.