Drew Lock, Teddy Bridgewater on equal ground in Broncos QB competition
Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) gestures at the line of scrimmage. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Drew Lock, Teddy Bridgewater on equal ground in Broncos QB competition

The Denver Broncos will likely continue to be linked with disgruntled Green Bay Packers quarterback and reigning NFL Most Valuable Player Aaron Rodgers until he's traded, commits his future to the Packers, or retires so he can host "Jeopardy!" on a full-time basis. For now, the Broncos have 2019 draft pick Drew Lock and recent acquisition Teddy Bridgewater set to compete for QB1 honors. 

According to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk, Denver head coach Vic Fangio told reporters Monday there's "not really" any way either Lock or Bridgewater could create separation in this early stage of the competition. This follows Fangio saying earlier this month the battle between the two would "be a 50-50 proposition." 

"Some days, a guy might get more than the other. It’ll even out the next day, or two days later," he explained at that time. "It’s not going to be 50-50, probably, every day. But over the course of this offseason and training camp, it will be."

Bridgewater hasn't yet been with the Broncos for a full month and will be tasked with learning a new offense on the job ahead of preseason games. Fangio's overall tone suggests both Bridgewater and Lock will receive ample opportunities to either win or lose the starting job through the final scheduled preseason game in August. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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