Earlier this offseason, the Denver Broncos traded for veteran quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in an attempt to bring in competition for young quarterback Drew Lock.
Bridgewater entered the 2020 season with the Carolina Panthers with fairly high expectations. The former first-round pick filled in admirably for Drew Brees with the New Orleans Saints the season prior, but couldn’t live up to those expectations in 2020.
Even though the Broncos traded for Bridgewater, Denver has remained at the forefront of Aaron Rodgers trade rumors. Reporters asked Bridgewater what it’s like to be named in potential trade rumors.
“I understand the nature of the business,’’ Bridgewater said last week in an interview with Mike Klis of 9NEWS. “I’ve been traded. I’ve had a team move on from me.”
Here’s more of what Bridgewater had to say:
“I’ve been in free agency. I understand the nature of this business. I can’t get caught up in that. All I know is I have an opportunity every day to walk into this facility and be a Denver Bronco and be the best version of Teddy I can be, impact the guys that are here, and do my best on the football field. Everything else will take care of itself.
Despite being named in trade rumors, Bridgewater made it clear he’s not taking anything personally.
“You never take things personal. This is an opportunity, this is a gift and I’m just enjoying my opportunity right now.”
We’ll just have to wait and see if Bridgewater remains with the Broncos.