The Broncos’ quarterback situation has been a topic for much debate this season, but one area that has stood out has been Teddy Bridgewater’s performance against the blitz. Teddy Bridgewater has been blitzed roughly 23% of the time and has been under pressure on 29.3% of snaps. Zach and Russell Wilson are the only other quarterbacks who rank above that mark.
Yet, per PFF, Teddy Bridgewater’s EPA against the blitz has been nothing short of stellar. Only Kyler Murray and Matthew Stafford are eclipsing his mark in this stat.
defenses have stopped blitzing patrick mahomes— Tej Seth (@tejfbanalytics) October 25, 2021
meanwhile kyler murray and matthew stafford both sit with over 30 total EPA generated against the blitz so far this season pic.twitter.com/Dw6A3yyu1w
Bridgewater’s ability to stand tall in the pocket with rushers flying around has been a noticeable improvement over Drew Lock, and that’s translating into the performance on the field. He’s always done a good job of managing pressure despite Denver’s offensive line playing poorly this season so far.
Hopefully with Jerry Jeudy returning, this leads itself into more explosive plays through the air for the rest of the season.
Broncos have begun to shift mentality as growing urgency to start winning has begun to set in. Both sides of the ball are looking to fix mistakes moving forward.
“It’s not time to panic, but it almost is....We can turn this thing around. We’d like to be in a better position, but that’s on us.” QB Teddy Bridgewater remarks that the team still feels good about their potential but they need to increase their urgency moving forward to keep winning.
WR Jerry Jeudy and TE Albert Okwuegbunam are getting closer and closer to being able to play for Denver. DT Mike Purcell is not expected to play against the Washington Football Team.
Denver has signed linebackers Barrington Wade and Curtis Robinson to the practice squad, along with running back Damarea Crockett and guard Shaq Calhoun.
The Denver Broncos and Mattress Firm have announced a Suite Night’s Sleep giveaway, where one fan and select guests spend a night in a suite at Empower Field at Mile High.