The Denver Broncos have one of the most intriguing quarterback battles in the NFL heading into the 2021 season.
But, according to Broncos insider Tyler Polumbus, the hotly-contested quarterback competition may have taken a turn during Thursday’s training camp practice.
“Teddy Bridgewater winning in an absolute landslide today,” Polumbus wrote. “Not even close. Ugly ball.”
Teddy Bridgewater winning in an absolute landslide today. #TeddyvsDrew
Not even close. Ugly ball
— Tyler Polumbus (@Tyler_Polumbus) July 29, 2021
From the sound of this tweet, it appears Lock could be continuing down his path of regression. After logging a 4-1 record through his first five starts in 2019, the 24-year-old QB went 4-9 with a league-leading 15 interceptions through his first season as a full-time starter in 2020.
That being said, this could also all be an overreaction to a small sample size.
According to another Broncos insider present at today’s practice, Benjamin Allbright, Lock “looked bad early” but then “looked great late.”
This quarterback competition ultimately comes down to one decision: the young option with a high ceiling or the consistent veteran option.
Starting 15 games for the Carolina Panthers in 2020, Bridgewater logged 3,733 yards, 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions on an efficient 69.1 completion percentage. While the 28-year-old QB isn’t exactly at the Pro-Bowl form he enjoyed in 2015, he certainly has the ability to serve as a decent QB1 option.
Once in the running for big-time quarterback names like Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson earlier this offseason, it now appears the Broncos will have to pick between their two current options before the start of the 2021 season.