Broncos head coach Vic Fangio announced to his team on Wednesday that Teddy Bridgewater will be playing the Broncos’ starting signal-caller in Week 1.
Bridgewater has battled the current starter of Drew Lock through training camp and during the first two weeks of the preseason. He executed well and threw a touchdown pass in each of the initial two contests.
Lock did well in playing against Minnesota as well. After their staggering win in the match, the third-year performer withdrew against Seattle the previous weekend.
He completed 9 of 14 passes for about 80 yards. His pedestrian passer rating was 79.5.
If we talk about Bridgewater’s performance against the Seahawks then he completely outperformed in his game. His splendid performance included 9 of 11 attempts for 105 yards and a 2-yard touchdown pass to receiver K.J. Hamler.
Vic Fangio’s views about Teddy and Lock
Broncos HC Vic Fangio made a statement to the reporters on Wednesday afternoon, “There wasn’t a lot of separation. Both guys had good camps. They both played well. Both had their down moments, both had their good moments.”
“Thought it was good overall for both of them. We just made this decision, we think it’s best for the team right now moving forward. We have two good quarterbacks — two quarterbacks we can win with. Unfortunately, you can’t play with two,” he added.
How Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock are developing as players
Bridgewater has made his game better and moved into the starting job. On the other hand, Lock is going nowhere. He has not improved his game at all.
Recently NFL Network’s James Palmer announced on Wednesday that the Broncos still have belief in the former second-round pick. He can still uplift his game and is not yet willing to trade him.
Bridgewater has shown a splendid performance and proved himself worthy enough. His splendid performances have made Fangio decide on a starter with one week of the preseason remaining for the game.
Teddy Bridgewater has six NFL seasons under his belt. Moreover, he is experienced and can lead the unit in the 2021 season.
Bridgewater stated on Wednesday: “It was very exciting. I’m just happy that I get an opportunity, happy that I get to just continue to lead.”
Drew Lock is disappointed with the match results but feels his performance is one of his best
When Bridgewater is ready to celebrate his success, a disappointed young player Lock is examining what went wrong in his game.
There was a time when Lock was declared the quarterback for the franchise after he went 4-1 as a starter a couple of years back. But things have now changed for him.
Lock said in an interview, “Obviously, it’s disappointing. Every feeling that you could possibly have at this point, this day, this circumstance, you know they’re running deep. I feel like at the time, I was playing some of the best football I’ve played since I’ve been in the league. I was more confident than I’ve ever been.”
Drew told about the boost in his confidence: “Most of you guys think of me as a confident guy, but I was probably more confident than I’ve been since I’ve been in the league since this OTAs, this training camp, this preseason. This is such a special team, I was hoping and looking forward to being able to lead this team.”