Drew Lock Reacts to Teddy Bridgewater Being Named Week 1 Starter

Drew Lock reacts to Teddy Bridgewater being named the Denver Broncos' Week 1 starter.
Drew Lock reacts to Teddy Bridgewater being named the Denver Broncos' Week 1 starter. / Steph Chambers/Getty Images

The Denver Broncos' quarterback competition has finally unveiled a winner, as veteran Teddy Bridgewater was named the team's Week 1 starter by head coach Vic Fangio. Most expected Drew Lock to get one more crack at proving himself worthy of being QB1, but Denver seems committed to seeing what Bridgewater can do.

Lock spoke to reporters on Wednesday about his feelings on the situation.

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Lock took a humble approach to the news, expressing his disappointment but also reinforcing that he's a team player. His classy response at least puts this QB competition to bed for now, with the Broncos determined to see things out with Bridgewater.

Lock is coming off of a poor sophomore campaign where he threw for 2,933 yards, 16 TDs and a league-leading 15 interceptions. Bridgewater didn't fare too much differently, as he recorded 3,733 yards, 15 TDs and 11 INTs during the 2020 season.

It'll now be on Bridgewater to show why he was worth committing to. With weapons like Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler and Noah Fant, he'll be expected to turn the team's woes around. If he doesn't, Lock presents a real threat to take over.

Denver owns +156 odds to make the playoffs this season, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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