At this point in the year, there is no Aaron Rodgers coming to save the day.
So the Broncos Country is getting primed for a competition between Drew Lock...
...and Teddy Bridgewater
I’m excited for this competition and look forward to seeing a more competent offense on the field in 2021. Here are the keys to each quarterback’s training camp if they want to be named the starter:
- Do NOT consistently throw interceptions...and with him the camp interceptions are going to count just as much as the preseason game interceptions.
- Successfully grasp and execute the short to intermediate throws that are built into the offense. They are the key to sustaining drives and opening up the deeper throws his big arm should be hitting.
- Show consistent footwork that leads to a much higher degree of accuracy than we’ve seen from him in his first couple of years.
- Show the coaches how much more dynamic the offense looks with a QB who understands and utilizes both touch and timing on his throws to let the receivers get to work.
- Show a complete grasp of the playbook and how to use the plays as Pat Shurmer designs them (which will be no small feat for a QB who just joined the team).
- Consistently hit paydirt on drives with more TDs than FG opportunities.
I’ve been pretty consistent about just how bad I have thought our quarterback room has been since Peyton Manning left town. I think the room just got considerably improved this offseason and it has absolutely nothing to do with a guy getting another year to learn and train.
If there is no hero coming to training camp in the form of one Aaron Rodgers or Deshawn Watson, then the clear winner of training camp and starting QB for the 2021 Denver Broncos will be Teddy Bridgewater.
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