According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Denver Broncos have traded a sixth-round selection to the Carolina Panthers for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
Panthers are trading to QB Teddy Bridgewater to the Broncos for a sixth-round pick, as @TomPelissero reported.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 28, 2021
Panthers paying Bridgewater $7 million, Broncos paying him $3 million, per source.
Trade does not take Denver out of QB market Thursday night, per source.
This move doesn’t take the Broncos out of the quarterback hunt according to multiple reports, which makes sense.
Hear me out.
Teddy Bridgewater adjusted his contract to a one-year deal and he’s paying him $3 million dollars. He’s being brought in to compete for the starting job and adding competition and a veteran presence to the team. This all screams a bridge quarterback to me.
What quarterback needs time to develop and could be available at 9th overall? That quarterback is Trey Lance. This isn’t great news for quarterback Drew Lock.
Just now @TomPelissero @MikeSilver and myself broke down the Teddy Bridgewater trade to the #broncos on @nflnetwork. Does this mean Denver is no longer in the running for a QB at #9? pic.twitter.com/UEopaOahsl— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) April 28, 2021
This does give the Broncos options at 9, but the Bridgewater deal screams mentoring a rookie instead of providing Lock competition. I could be wrong, but that’s my take.
George Paton knows Bridgewater well and he will give the Broncos a safe game-manager at quarterback if he earns the starting job.
I really do think this is the first move before another big one tomorrow night during the first-round of the 2021 NFL Draft. What do you think Broncos Country?