3 reasons the Broncos Teddy Bridgewater experiment was a waste of time
1. The Broncos’ WRs have been forsaken with Teddy Bridgewater under center
The Denver Broncos’ top four players this season in terms of targets in the passing game is as everyone expected it probably would be:
- Courtland Sutton
- Tim Patrick
- Noah Fant
- Jerry Jeudy
Mission accomplished, right?
The decision to go with Teddy Bridgewater has put a ceiling on the production we’ve been seeing from the wide receiver position this season, with the occasional spurts of production mixed in there.
Jerry Jeudy has zero touchdowns in nine games played this season. Courtland Sutton has eclipsed 30 yards receiving only one time since Halloween.
Tim Patrick doesn’t have a single game with 10 targets or 100 yards receiving.
Noah Fant is averaging less than 10 yards per reception.
To be fair, Pat Shurmur and Teddy Bridgewater both deserve plenty of blame for the lack of overall production by the Broncos’ receivers this season. These guys should all be absolute game-changers and they have been anything but for the majority of the year.
The inability of Teddy Bridgewater to appropriately incorporate these playmakers has been one of the most frustrating things to watch in the entire 2021 season.