“No favorites” in Lock-Bridgewater QB battle
It’s unclear who the Denver Broncos will start as quarterback in 2021, and at this point there is “no leader” in the battle between Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater, according to NFL’s James Palmer. Network.
The Broncos acquired Bridgewater this offseason from the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a sixth-round pick.
Head coach Vic Fangio said earlier this summer that Bridgewater and Lock would have an equal chance of landing the starting job in 2021.
At one point, it looked like Lock was going to be Denver’s future quarterback. He went 4-1 in his first five starts, completing 64.1% of his passes for 1,020 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions.
Then 2020 arrived, and the young quarterback struggled mightily in his second season, going 4-9, completing 57.3% of his passes for 2,933 yards with 16 touchdowns against 15 interceptions in 13 games. .
Bridgewater hasn’t had a much better 2020 season with the Panthers, going 4-11. However, he had 69.1% of his passes for 3,733 yards, 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
Palmer reported last week Fangio might not make a final decision on who will start the 2021 season until Denver has played all three of their preseason games.
If neither of the two callers succeed in 2021, the Broncos will likely be looking for another quarterback since Peyton Manning announced his retirement in 2016.