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Time running out on quarterback waiting game for Broncos

Drew or not Drew? We are going to find out soon.

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When Denver Broncos training camp opens here in a few weeks, it’s not entirely certain just who will be under center. Hopes of a draft day trade for Aaron Rodgers has stalled into a months long waiting game. Rumors that the Texans Deshaun Watson would find his way into Denver have iced over following multiple claims of impropriety. Broncos fans have entered July wondering if Drew Lock and maybe Teddy Bridgewater are as good as it’s going to get this year.

With less than two weeks to go until the start of training camp, the quarterback reality will come into clearer focus pretty quick. The dithering over Aaron Rodgers will finally come to a head; either he’ll report to Packers camp or he won’t. The scandals that hounded Watson early in the offseason seem to have quieted, but the spotlight could shift onto him once again.

There’s always the possibility that what we see now with Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater are what the Broncos are going to get. Lock’s performance in a COVID-rattled 2020 left a lot to be desired, but who knows what he can do with another year in offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur’s offense? Teddy Bridgewater could usurp the young quarterback, but who knows how he’ll perform within the Broncos system.

By most accounts, the Denver Broncos are a just a piece away from contending once again in the NFL. Unfortunately, that piece is the most important position in professional football. It’s been an excruciating offseason of rumor chasing and hopeful prognostication. Time is running short for hopeful optimism and reality is soon to set in at the quarterback position. Until then, Broncos Country waits.

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