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Prepare for Lock vs Bridgewater hype

The Denver Broncos are in the middle of OTAs and we’re already hearing juicy whispers about the quarterback competition between Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater

With no big earth-changing news coming for the Broncos in the form of any high-profile QB being traded for, the bubbling story forming for the team is the quarterback competition.

The rumblings I’ve heard thus far from the Bronco's early organized activities is that it isn’t as much of a question of if Bridgewater will be named the starting QB for the Broncos heading into the 2021 season, but when.

Yes, they are only OTA’s (which I regularly remind fans that results don’t mean much here as the emphasis for this work is on learning). But even then, we’re hearing a lot about connections between Bridgewater and Jerry Jeudy. We’re also hearing a lot about patented Drew Lock interceptions.

I’m practically chomping at the bit for training camp to get here already to see more definitive evidence on where the players are and, more importantly, what the coaches think of them.

I think my biggest desire for this season’s quarterback competition is for it to be big and obvious to everyone which guy should be #1 and which guy should be #2 on the depth chart.

Broncos News:

Drew Lock feeling ‘without a doubt’ more comfortable in second season in Pat Shurmur’s offense
“Yes, it feels very, very good to finally be in the same offense for a second time,” Lock said.

Teddy Bridgewater feels he’s returned to 2015 form, looks to build off start to 2020 season
In 2015, as he led the Vikings to an 11-5 record and a division title, the 2014 first-round pick threw 14 touchdown passes and ran for three more scores as he earned a Pro Bowl berth as an alternate.

Six seasons later — after a serious knee injury changed the trajectory of his career — Bridgewater believes he's returned to that level of play.

Third-round pick Baron Browning to be ‘full go’ by training camp
After suffering a lower-leg injury earlier in the team's offseason program, rookie linebacker Baron Browning could soon return to the field.

Retired RB C.J. Anderson hired as HC of Northern California football power Monte Vista High School
C.J. Anderson knows all about playing for championships. He’ll be expected to compete for them in his next venture as well. The retired RB announced on Tuesday via Twitter that he has been hired as the head coach of Monte Vista High School in Danville, Ca

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