The Denver Broncos quarterback situation this spring is unsettled, with new general manager George Paton exploring all avenues for a potential upgrade over Drew Lock. After striking out on a Matthew Stafford trade and with a draft-day trade up unlikely, it seems Denver might have its eye on a target.
CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora wrote that he would be very surprised if Teddy Bridgewater isn’t traded to the Broncos by draft weekend. There is reportedly growing buzz around the possibility of a deal and Denver’s interest is seemingly known throughout the league.
Paton has a history with the Carolina Panthers quarterback. When Bridgewater was selected with the No. 32 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, Paton was the team’s assistant general manager and played a key role in draft-day decisions.
Based on what the Broncos are looking for, Bridgewater could be an intriguing fit for this offense in 2021.
Paton is looking for someone who can challenge Lock, the No. 42 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, for the starting job next season. With John Elway ceding control over decision-making for the 53-man roster, many have expected the Broncos to overhaul their quarterback room this offseason. Bridgewater may be that needed spark.