Following a contest for the starting job described as “a match” by head coach Vic Fangio, 2019 second-round pick Drew Lock was relegated to the bench by newly acquired Teddy Bridgewater.
The Denver Broncos they have chosen Teddy bridgewater As the winner of his quarterback job competition upon Drew lockthe team announced Wednesday.
The decision comes after the head coach Vic fangio, who informed the team of the decision on Wednesday morning, had maintained throughout training camp that the battle was “even”.
“The good news about this competition is that we have two quarterbacks that we feel like we can win with,” he said. Fangio on Tuesday.
BridgewaterThe 28-year-old is with his third team in three seasons. He went 4-11 as a starter for the Carolina panthers in 2020 and a perfect 5-0 to replace an injured Drew brees for the New Orleans Saints in 2019. Bridgewater has a 26-23 lifetime record, with the Minnesota Vikings, New orleans and Carolina.
LockThe 24-year-old is 8-10 in two seasons with the Broncos, who took it in the second round of the Draft 2019 of the NFL. He tied for the league’s interceptions lead last year with 15, and was last among the starters of the NFL as a percentage of complete passes. Bridgewater He had the fifth-highest percentage of completions in the league.
For much of training camp, the quarterback competition was one in which none of the passers were able to spin brilliant performances from one day to the next, and sometimes not even from one drill to the next.
Both raised their level of play in the preseason, however.
Lock had a showy match against Minnesota in the preseason opener, but Bridgewater won the competition with a stellar relay start against the Vikings, and an outstanding performance against the Seattle Seahawks.
The preseason of Lock included an 80-yard touchdown pass to KJ Hamler, and Tuesday began with a precise 60-yard whip to Jerry jeudy. But, Lock He continued to suffer in three wide receiver formations and did not show as much command in the pre-play meeting, scrimmage management, pocket presence or accuracy, as he did. Bridgewater.
Bridgewater will become the 11th quarterback to start for Denver since Peyton manning will retire after conquering the Super Bowl 50. Manning was exalted to Professional Football Hall of Fame earlier this month.
The Broncos They are 32-48 since retirement.
Information from Jeff Legwold and AP was used in the writing of this note.