Broncos OC: 'This is the best version of Drew' Lock
Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos OC Pat Shurmur: 'This is the best version of Drew' Lock

When to comes to the Denver Broncos' quarterback competition between Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater, it sounds like offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has been especially impressed with the third-year signal-caller.

Neither QB is coming off of 2020 campaigns to gloat about, each tallying just four wins for the Broncos and Panthers, respectfully. As CBS Sports points out, Lock's familiarity with Denver's playbook could be his advantage over Bridgewater's experience and adaptability.

Bridgewater is also a mixed bag when it comes to consistency under center, especially when injuries rear their ugly heads. He missed two seasons after suffering a serious knee injury and saw a significant dip in production last season after sustaining yet another knee ailment. Bridgewater remains optimistic with regard to recapturing his old form.

Keep in mind, players who stun during training camp do not always translate that success to game day. It's possible Bridgewater could get a better grasp at the starting role than Lock does come Week 1. 

For the time being, however, it looks like the Mizzou product is making the bigger impression.

Chelena Goldman grew up on a street where the boys played street hockey and yelling at baseball and football over the radio was a standard -- making life as a sports geek the perfect fit. She believes in dominance on the blue line, good red wine, and the theory that you can never be too overdressed for any occasion. You can find her gabbing away on Twitter at @ChelenaGoldman.

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