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Teddy Bridgewater holds the keys to finally jumpstarting the Broncos offense

Whether Bridewater can help end the the run on futility remains to be seen. But the pieces are in place.

Good morning, Broncos Country!

The last Sunday without the Denver Broncos is upon us.

Is this the year the Broncos compete for an AFC playoff spot? Or is this the same song, different verse as the last five seasons?

No doubt a lot of this will come down to the play of Teddy Bridgewater.

But the pieces are there for the Broncos to hit 9 or 10 wins and earn a playoff spot. If the offense can finally score points, that will help what many feel could be one of the best defenses in the NFL.

We know about the excitement about rookie running back Javonte Williams. Bridgewater spoke about “Pookie” earlier this week.

Denver’s starting QB also talked about the receivers he has at his disposal. If the running game can carry the load and set the tone, that positions the passing game to make big plays.

As Bridgewater said when he was asked if the Broncos wide receiver room is one of the best groups he’s had in his career so far:

“It’s definitely one of the best. Of course, you look at production and things like that, but what I measure these guys on is how they work. They’re staying behind and running routes for the quarterbacks, they’re staying behind doing extra on the jugs. They’re doing the little things that are going to make them elite in this league. Like I said, it’s a group of receivers who don’t have an ego. They all want to see each other succeed, and when you have something like that, it’s special. Those guys can form relationships now that they’ll be able to pick up the phone and call each other 10, 15 years from now and talk about some of the things that they did today.”

Yes, there is doubt amongst some in Broncos Country that Bridgewater can do what the offense and team need him to do, but I’m cautiously optimistic he’ll play well this season.

Soon enough, we’ll know for sure.

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