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Teddy Bridgewater


#27 Quarterback

240 Projected Points

ADP: 27.10
Bye: 11
Experience: 7 Yr(s)
Age: 28
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 214
40 Time: 4.79

2021 Projections & Outlook


#27 Quarterback

240 Projected Points

ADP Comp/Att P Yds P TD INT Att R Yds Fum
27.10 273/408 3019 17 9 184

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What You Need to Know:

  • Bridgewater averaged 249 yards, 1 TD and .7 INTs on a 69.1% completion rate and 7.6 yards per attempt in 15 games for the Panthers last year.
  • He ranked 5th in completion rate and 11th in yards per attempt among 35 qualifying QBs.
  • Bridgewater’s career 66.5% completion rate ranks 3rd among 36 active QBs with 1,000+ attempts. His 7.3 yards per attempt ranks 16th.
  • The Broncos traded a 6th-round pick to Carolina for Bridgewater in April.
  • Barring a move for Aaron Rodgers, Bridgewater and Drew Lock will compete for the starting job this summer. HC Vic Fangio said those 2 will split reps “50/50” in training camp.
  • Bridgewater has been more efficient than Lock (59.1% completion rate, 6.6 yards per attempt) through this point in their careers.
  • Bridgewater beat Lock in Pro Football Focus passing grade each of the past 2 years.
  • Bridgewater has been more conservative than Lock. His average depth of throw in his 4 seasons with 100+ pass attempts: 7.9, 7.5, 6.1 and 7.6. Lock’s average depth of throw last year: 9.7.
  • If Bridgewater wins the starting job, he’ll be working with a strong group of pass-catchers in Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Noah Fant, Tim Patrick and K.J. Hamler.
  • Bridgewater has averaged 13.7 rushing yards in 45 career games in which he’s played 90+% of the snaps. That’s a full-season pace of 220 yards that would have ranked 15th among QBs last year.
  • OC Pat Shurmur returns for his 2nd season with the Broncos in 2021.
    • The 2020 Broncos ranked 19th in pass attempts and 20th in pass rate.
    • Shurmur has tended to be a pass-leaning play caller, with 9 of his previous 11 NFL offenses finishing top 16 in pass attempts.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line

Bridgewater and Drew Lock will duke it out for the Broncos’ starting QB job this summer. There’s no doubt that Bridgewater has been better as a pro so far. So if Lock doesn’t take a big step forward, Bridgewater should win the battle.

If he does, he’ll have some spot-start appeal thanks to Denver’s strong group of pass-catchers and some rushing ability.


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Broncos HC Vic Fangio plans to split reps evenly between QBs Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock this offseason. "It will be something that at the end of the day, maybe not at the end of every day but over the course of OTAs and training camp, it’ll be 50-50," Fangio said. That suggests that this is a wide-open competition. Lock and Bridgewater could hardly be more different: Lock an aggressive gunslinger, Bridgewater and more conservative but accurate passer. We'll see how this shakes out, but neither guy can be considered more than a QB3 in best-ball drafts right now. Of course, whoever wins the job will have some fantasy upside thanks to Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy and Noah Fant.

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NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that the Panthers are trading QB Teddy Bridgewater to the Broncos for a 6th-round pick. That seems like a surprisingly small price, but Bridgewater is due nearly $23 million this year and would still carry $5 million in dead money on the 2022 cap if released after this season. His departure clears the way for Sam Darnold to take over the offense -- if Carolina doesn't go QB in the 1st round of the NFL Draft. In Denver, we'd bet on a competition between Bridgewater and Drew Lock for the starting gig. This trade might not necessarily take the Broncos out of the NFL Draft QB market. But it at least suggests they don't expect to land a 2021 starting candidate at the position. Bridgewater threw just 15 TD passes in his lone season with Carolina. If he earns the starting job in Denver, he'll find a talent-rich set of pass-catchers that includes Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Noah Fant and K.J. Hamler.

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After dealing for QB Sam Darnold, the Panthers have given QB Teddy Bridgewater permission to seek a trade, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "Carolina is open to Bridgewater returning, but will give him a chance to have a say in his future," Rapoport adds. Bridgewater straddles the line between quality NFL starter and backup, so it's unclear how much interest there will be in him on the trade market. The takeaway here, though, is that the Panthers are planning on handing the keys to Darnold.

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Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater injured his left (non-throwing) arm at the end of Sunday’s loss to the Vikings. He told reporters afterward that he hurt “something in my arm” but didn’t sound too concerned, according to ESPN’s David Newton. Bridgewater gets a Week 13 bye to rest up.

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Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll be back under center for Sunday’s game against the Vikings’ 14th-ranked QB defense.

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