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ProFootballFocus Makes Bold Prediction for Broncos' Starting QB in Week 1

Isaiah De Los Santos
PFF offers a prediction on who will be the Denver Broncos' starting QB this season.
PFF offers a prediction on who will be the Denver Broncos' starting QB this season. / Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

It was clear the Denver Broncos hoped to acquire a clear upgrade over Drew Lock this season. However, despite being in on the available QBs, the Broncos only acquired Teddy Bridgewater and didn't use their No. 9 selection on one of the top signal-callers in the draft.

Barring an Aaron Rogders trade, Denver will consider Lock and Bridgewater as their starters in 2021. ProFootballFocus offered a prediction on how that QB competition will play out.

PFF believes Lock will earn the starting job for the Broncos in Week 1. It'd certainly be a surprising outcome since the team's efforts to bring in a non-Lock QB this offseason were well-publicized.

However, if Lock regains his college form (12,193 yards and 99 TDs over four years), he could be the quarterback this team needs. In his first full year as starter, he put up a measly 2, 933 yards, 16 TDs and tied for the league high with 15 INTs.

This talented Broncos receiving corps headlined by Jerry Jeudy, Noah Fant and the return of Courtland Sutton needs a QB who can help them realize their full potential. Turning to the new arrival in Teddy Bridgewater is one option. He recorded 3,733 yards, 15 TDs, 11 INTs and a career-best 69.1% completion percentage in 2020.

Bringing in a veteran with starting experience like Bridgewater is clear signal to Lock that his job is in jeopardy. Who ultimately rises to the top and captures the starting gig is one of the more intriguing storylines around the league this offseason.

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