Former Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater named starter for the Broncos

Teddy Bridgewater (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
Teddy Bridgewater (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /

Taking a break from the New Orleans Saints quarterback battle, there’s been another somewhat relevant quarterback battle, at least for Saints fans.

Former Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was competing with Drew Lock for the starting job in Denver and it was announced on Wednesday that Bridgewater was the victor in the battle.

Bridgewater was traded to the Broncos this offseason after his lone season with the Panthers didn’t go according to plan. He’s making the most of this opportunity and now will have a chance to show that he is good enough to be a starter in the NFL.

Former Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater is starting for the Broncos

Bridgewater played for the Saints in 2018 and 2019. He was signed as a backup in 2018 and rather than signing with a team like the Dolphins over the 2019 offseason, he chose to re-sign with the Saints as a backup.

Bridgewater was thrust into action in Week 2 of the 2019 season, as Drew Brees injured his hand and missed five starts as a result. The Saints backup signal-caller stepped in admirably, going a perfect 5-0 as the starter and keeping the Saints at the top of the NFC South.

After the season concluded, Saints fans knew Bridgewater wouldn’t stick around New Orleans. He took his talents to Carolina to play for the division rival Panthers and it didn’t go according to plan, as he threw for 3,733 yards, 15 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions through 15 starts.

Needless to say, it wasn’t surprising when the Panthers opted to trade Bridgewater and it was even less shocking that Denver wanted him. Drew Lock hasn’t looked the part of a former second-round pick so far and now he’ll be relegated to backup duties in the Mile High city.

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Saints fans have a soft spot for Bridgewater and they’ll be rooting for him to do well in Denver this year and potentially hold onto that job past 2021.