Denver Broncos veteran additions have been busts so far

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Denver Broncos, Teddy Bridgewater

Denver Broncos, QB Teddy Bridgewater. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos have made a variety of veteran additions this past year, but none of them are working out for George Paton and Vic Fangio.

The Denver Broncos’ level of incompetence in the 2021 season has officially reached a boiling point for most, if not all of the team’s fans.

After starting the season 3-0 against some of the worst teams in the league, the Broncos have dropped four straight games in the month of October and are now on the outside looking in at the playoff picture.

Of course, the playoffs are still a ways off, but they are not out of reach for the Broncos, who need to get their act together. The team’s veteran additions made under first-year general manager George Paton have been virtually no help whatsoever.

Denver Broncos veteran additions have been busts so far

The jury is still out on a couple of moves, but it’s unfortunate that we can actually go position by position on this roster and look at one disappointing acquisition after another.

The team’s decision to release recent free agent signing John Brown has me absolutely triggered. When is the team going to make a move that actually pans out and helps the team this season?


The Broncos acquired Teddy Bridgewater the day before the 2021 NFL Draft, and that move made sense at the time because the Broncos had no one to compete with or back up Drew Lock.

Bridgewater, of course, came in and won the job but over the course of the last four weeks, it’s been difficult to take Vic Fangio at his word when he says the race for the QB job was a close one and that he feels he has two quarterbacks he can win with.

After playing some really efficient ball in the first three weeks, Bridgewater has been horrendous in the past four games for the Broncos, missing open receivers, throwing interceptions, holding the ball too long, and not keeping the offense on schedule.

Fans are (rightfully) calling for Bridgewater to be benched with the ineptitude of the offense in recent weeks and his leash should be short from here on out.

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