Denver Broncos: Should a trade for Gardner Minshew be in the cards?
With the news of Carson Wentz’s foot injury stirring up trade rumors around the NFL, several names have come up as potential replacements for the new Colts quarterback including the Denver Broncos new quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. If a trade of Bridgewater happens, could George Paton make a move to bring in another quarterback to push Drew Lock?
Carson Wentz is struggling to stay healthy, even on a new team. A foot injury that he sustained during training camp practice has sidelined the former Eagle and current Colt indefinitely. Because the Colts don’t have a veteran presence behind Wentz after letting Jacoby Brissett walk in free agency, a trade for a vet gunslinger might be on the horizon.
While there are some veteran free agents available like Robert Griffin III, Matt Barkley, and Blake Bortles, the Colts might look to trade for a legitimate starting-caliber quarterback first. Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew might just be at the top of their wish list, however, but another target might be on the Denver Broncos.
The Denver Broncos already traded for a veteran quarterback this offseason when they acquired Teddy Bridgewater from Carolina for a late-round draft pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. The former Minnesota quarterback, who was there along with new Broncos general manager George Paton, was brought in to push third-year quarterback Drew Lock and possibly win the starting job for the Broncos for the 2021 season.
While the hopes have been high for Bridgewater to have a bounce-back season in Denver, he has struggled somewhat through training camp so far. Teddy has been labeled as a “safe option” quarterback in Broncos camp, often utilizing the check-down throw rather than take shots downfield.
While the check-down can be useful at times, it hasn’t helped Bridgewater in his quarterback competition. In the team’s Saturday practice this last weekend, he threw three interceptions, including two back to back and one that was a batted pass in the red zone drills.