In the months leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft, many experts believed that Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater would be the number one overall pick in the draft. He was destined to be the Franchise quarterback for the Houston Texans
Unfortunately for Bridgewater his stock quickly began to fall during the winter and spring months leading up to the draft. He struggled through his Pro Day workout and "unnamed scouts" had questions about his build.
Those questions and concerns dropped Bridgewater from being the number one overall pick to rumors of him potentially falling out of the first-round all together.
Well, those rumors ended up being a reality for Bridgewater who was still on the draft board when the Broncos were on the clock with pick 31.
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The Broncos were coming off a season where they made it to the Super Bowl, and quarterback Peyton Manning broke just about every single-season record held by a quarterback. They also had their still unproven "quarterback of the future" Brock Osweiler still on the roster.
So those reasons led to the Broncos to pass on Bridgewater and select Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby with their 31st overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
The Vikings traded up and selected Bridgewater with the very next pick.
Roby has turned out to be an excellent pick for the Broncos who now have one of the better secondaries in the NFL because of Roby.
With that said, will the Broncos ultimately regret passing on Bridgewater in the long-run?
I say this because the Broncos future at quarterback has more questions than answers right now.
Peyton Manning is only a few months away from turning 40 years old, and Brock Osweiler is one tall question mark who is in his final year of his rookie contract. It's unclear if either of the two quarterbacks will even be on the roster in 2016. This would leave the Broncos mighty thin at quarterback.
Meanwhile, Bridgewater's career has started off decently. In 15 career starts, he has totaled 3,424 yards, 15 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. He has a 65% completion percentage and a quarterback rating of 84.4.
So let me ask you Mile High Report, do you think the Broncos will end up regretting that they didn't draft quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in the long-run?
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