Teddy Bridgewater can set career-high in TD passes vs. Chiefs

Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports /

Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is on the verge of setting a career-high in touchdown passes for a season. It can be achieved against the Chiefs.

Teddy Bridgewater is in his first season as the quarterback of the Denver Broncos but he has been around for a while. Despite that second fact, he’s already close to passing his career-high in touchdown throws. We’ve played just 11 games.

Bridgewater currently sits at 15 touchdowns for the season. That actually ties his career-high. He also had 15 touchdown passes for the Carolina Panthers last season.

The Chiefs allow 1.6 touchdown passes a game, according to teamrankings.com. Washington allows an average of 2.4 touchdowns per game, which is last in the league. The Buffalo Bills allow a league-low 0.7.

We might see the Broncos pass the ball more than last week against the Chargers, as Kansas City has allowed 252.7 passing yards per game this year.  A potential advantage the Broncos may have this week is that they’ve previously prided themselves on running the football. It’s possible that the Chiefs pay attention to that and focus on defending the run more than the pass on Sunday night.

Hopefully, if that happens, it doesn’t spell disaster for the Denver Broncos. Pat Shurmur is going to need to be on his A-Game if the Broncos rely heavily on the passing game.

In terms of the receiving game, Courtland Sutton leads the way with 634 receiving yards on 70 receptions, while Tim Patrick leads the team in touchdown receptions with four.

This team can get the job done if they don’t commit the dumb penalties and just make the easy plays. Don’t get cute, be smart.

Bridgewater has been okay as the Broncos starting quarterback, but at the same time, the team is going to upgrade if it feels like it has a better option. Bridgewater suffered a career-threatening knee injury in a practice during the 2016 preseason. It required a lot of rehab, both mentally and physically. Bridgewater ended up playing 2018 and 2019 with the New Orleans Saints and then 2020 with the Carolina Panthers before getting traded to the Denver Broncos in 2021.