Denver Broncos team MVPs through 13 games of 2021 season

Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports /
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Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Denver Broncos carries the ball as Joey Bosa #97 of the Los Angeles Chargers attempts to defend in the fourth quarter of the game at Empower Field At Mile High on November 28, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

The Denver Broncos are enjoying their best season since 2016.  It’s been a total team effort and they are right in the AFC playoff race, but which players have stuck out as the team’s MVPs so far?

I choose to be an optimist, so I am thrilled that the Denver Broncos are playing meaningful football in December, even though they are 7-6 and still have a mostly mediocre offense.

The Broncos have a golden chance on Sunday when they play the Cincinnati Bengals, who are also having a better than expected year and sit at 7-6.

The Broncos have seen contributions from many players, but I think there are a few who stick out as MVPs of the team so far.

Obviously, this could change, but the team clearly has players who have done their part and then some in helping the Broncos to a winning record this late in the season.

So, let’s take a look at the team’s MVPs through 13 games so far in the 2021 season.

Denver Broncos MVPs through 13 games

1. Teddy Bridgewater, QB

This may upset some people, but Teddy is a huge reason why the Broncos not only have a winning record but are positive in the turnover differential margin as well.

I am still a Drew Lock fan and hope he succeeds, but he turned the ball over way too much last season.

Teddy Bridgewater has thrown 7 interceptions and lost 1 fumble this season.  With eight total giveaways, he gives the ball away at a rate of .61 times a game.

At this point last season, Drew Lock had already thrown a whopping 13 interceptions, and this was in just 11 games played.  This would be a giveaway rate of 1.18 interceptions per game.

The Broncos had the worst turnover differential last season, and this season, have given the ball away at the 10th fewest rate in the NFL.

This is largely due to Teddy Bridgewater, and I understand why this might anger some people.

I’m not a huge Teddy Bridgewater fan, but his play has helped the Denver Broncos get to this point in the season.