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Teddy Bridgewater Outplays Drew Lock in First Day of 11-on-11

Peter Dewey
Jun 7, 2021, 4:18 PM EDT
Teddy Bridgewater has an early lead in Denver's quarterback competition.
Teddy Bridgewater has an early lead in Denver's quarterback competition. / Will Newton/Getty Images

Round one of the Denver Broncos’ quarterback competition goes to Teddy Bridgewater. 

While the veteran didn’t get the first 11-on-11 series at Denver’s practice, he did look better of the two.

WynnBET still has the Broncos’ Super Bowl odds set at +2200 for 2021, which is the ninth-best in the NFL, tied with the Tennessee Titans, but it’s hard to see Denver as a Super Bowl contender with either Bridgewater or Drew Lock at quarterback. 

Lock, who reportedly had a blister on his throwing hand, threw two interceptions in Monday’s practice. Despite that, head coach Vic Fangio isn't rushing to any conclusions at the position.

“I think it’s too early to come to any conclusions one way or the other — even a small conclusion,” Fangio said. “I’m not worried about it at this point.”

WynnBET has given the Broncos +155 odds to make the playoffs in 2021, but the Denver offense, which will be boosted by the return of Courtland Sutton, is going to be the determining factor on how far this team will go in 2021. 

Denver wouldn’t have traded for Bridgewater if it was comfortable with Lock heading into the season, so it may not take many positive performances from the veteran to make Fangio switch gears this coming season.

Lock was solid over his final five games in 2020, but it’s going to take a lot more than that for the Broncos to get back to being competitive in a tough AFC West.