A 5-11-0 finish to the 2020 NFL season has the Denver Broncos wanting to avoid a similar fate in 2021. While the team has made some offseason improvements, one major question remains: will Drew Lock or Teddy Bridgewater be the starting quarterback next season? For any Denver fans hoping for an immediate answer, it looks like they'll have to wait a bit longer.
After reports emerged that Bridgewater looked better than Lock at the team's minicamp, Broncos head coach Vic Fangio was asked about the situation. Instead of giving a definitive answer, Fangio said that "it's too early to come to any conclusions."
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Considering how we're only at the beginning of June, it makes sense that Fangio wouldn't tip his cap too early. Things can change before the season begins and the Broncos head coach knows that. In fact, Fangio said that part of his evaluation has to do with how his players react to certain situations.
"That's all part of it. You don't want guys pressing. Two players you don't want as coaches — one that doesn't do anything the coaches tell him to do, and two, [someone who] only does what the coaches tell him to do. There's a fine line of moving on and seeing more than maybe you're schooled to see. You have to find that happy medium all the time."- Vic Fangio, Broncos head coach
If Lock can bounce back from his minicamp woes, he may be able to prove to Fangio that he's deserving of the starting spot. However, he may have a short leash after last year's performance. Lock finished the 2020 NFL season with 2,933 passing yards and 16 touchdowns to 15 interceptions. On the other hand, Bridgewater faired better as the Carolina Panthers starter, registering 3,733 passing yards, 15 TDs and 11 INTs.
As it stands, FanDuel Sportsbook is giving each quarterback equal odds to start in Week 1 against the New York Giants. Both Lock and Bridgewater each have +145 odds to take the job. One thing is for certain: a solid showing throughout the Broncos minicamp could move the odds in either signal-caller's favor.
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