Denver Broncos QB Teddy Bridgewater exceeded expectations in Week 1 win over the New York Giants.
The Denver Broncos routed the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium, 27-13. It was a great team win overall to start off the regular season. From the special teams to the defense, and now with a sigh of relief, the offense played great as well.
The number one reason why the offense played so well is because of the veteran leadership of Teddy Bridgewater at the helm. The offense looked more composed on Sunday than in recent years. It was something different to see as the game was going on. Everyone continuously got better as the game went on and there was consistent play at the QB position.
When Bridgewater was named the starting quarterback, many had set the bar low on him regarding his recent play as of late. There were very few expectations going into the first game. Most fans thought he would just be a “game manager” and stay out of harm’s way. To say the least, Bridgewater exceeding those expectations and more.
Teddy Bridgewater earned respect and won over fans in Week 1 performance.
Many fans will take this as an overreaction but nonetheless, Bridgewater earned a lot of respect from people and won over fans after the way he performed Sunday afternoon.
The stats from QB1 totaled as:
- Completed 28 of 36 passes (77.8%)
- 264 passing yards (AVG 7.3)
- 2 TDs and 0 INTs
- 95.7 QBR
- 115.7 RTG
Bridgewater has put the narrative of him not being able to push the ball down the field and his inability of extending plays to rest because this is exactly what he did in Week 1. Two of the top plays were him extending plays out of the pocket and finding a way to convert a first down.
We already know that Bridgewater can manage a game and provide “average” quarterback play but I firmly believe, this is going to be a new and better Bridgewater that we’ll see for the rest of the season.
Bridgewater showed the world that he can do more than he was capable of doing and that earned respect from many people. If you had some questions surrounding the quarterback position going into the season, you are 100 percent to think like that because of the recent quarterback play in Denver.
But, with this performance from Bridgewater, many should respect what he brings in not only as the captain of the team but with the overall performances that he’ll provide Denver with.
This performance from Bridgewater is what he needed to gain that respect from his peers and fans and he has earned that after Sunday. A lot of fans were won over as well because of how well he played and how he did it. The way in which he did it is the reason why there are real aspirations for this Broncos team going forward and they look to carry that into Week 2 at Jacksonville.