A dearth of premier passers in the upcoming NFL draft meant the quarterback carousel spun faster than ever this spring.
Russell Wilson, Matt Ryan, Marcus Mariota, Carson Wentz, Teddy Bridgewater, Drew Lock and Deshaun Watson all changed teams in 2022.
102. MIAMI DOLPHINS (9-8)
LAST SEASON: The Dolphins finished one game away from a wild-card spot despite a 1-7 start to the season, then reeling off seven consecutive wins to make things very interesting.
No. 64. DENVER BRONCOS (7-10)
LAST SEASON: The Broncos’ post-Peyton Manning slide continued after journeyman QB Teddy Bridgewater beat out incumbent Drew Lock in training camp and went 7-7 before a season-ending concussion in December.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater is presumably the Miami Dolphins’ backup quarterback for this coming season.
The key word there is “presumably.”
If Bridgewater is in fact committed to backing up Tua Tagovailoa in 2022, he’s not saying.
Monday marked the start of this year's legal tampering period in the NFL, when teams can contact players who are about to become unrestricted free agents and negotiate possible deals.
The Miami Dolphins' sales pitch was clearly working.
DENVER BRONCOS (7-10)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: QB Teddy Bridgewater, CB Kyle Fuller, RB Melvin Gordon, CB Bryce Callahan, S Kareem Jackson, LB Alexander Johnson, RT Bobby Massie, EDGE Stephen Weatherly, DL Shamar Stephen, RT Cameron Fleming, CB Mike Ford, C Brett Jones, TE Eric Saubert, CB Nate Harrison, DL Justin Hamilton, ILB Josey Jewell, ILB Kenny Young,
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater wants to return for a ninth NFL season in 2022 whether that's in Denver or elsewhere.
Bridgewater indicated Thursday that retirement hasn't crossed his mind as he's dealt with the aftereffects of his second concussion of the season, which came on Dec.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater remains sidelined with a concussion, so Drew Lock is preparing to make his second straight start Sunday when the Denver Broncos visit the Los Angeles Chargers.
PITTSBURGH AT KANSAS CITY
Steelers: TE Pat Freiermuth (concussion); DE Chris Wormley (groin); LB Buddy Johnson (foot); QB Dwayne Haskins; P Pressley Harvin; P Cameron Nizialek.
Chiefs: TE Travis Kelce (COVID-19); LB Nick Bolton (COVID-19); RT Lucas Niang (COVID-19); QB Shane Buechele.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Drew Lock is preparing for his first — and maybe final — start of 2021 for the Denver Broncos.
Coach Vic Fangio ruled out starter Teddy Bridgewater, who has a concussion, for their game Sunday against the Raiders but said it's possible he'll return next week against the Chargers if he's medically cleared: “Whatever’s best for his health moving forward is what we’ll do.”
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are preparing backup quarterback Drew Lock for his first start of the season at Las Vegas next weekend after Teddy Bridgewater was knocked unconscious Sunday against the Bengals, carted off the field and hospitalized overnight.
Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was taken to a hospital for a head injury after he was carted off the field in the third quarter of Denver's 15-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
Bridgewater was hurt in a scary collision that also sent Bengals linebacker Joe Bachie from the game with a leg injury.
DENVER (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater was hospitalized overnight for evaluation of a head injury following a scary collision that appeared to knock him unconscious during the Denver Broncos' 15-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos learned a painful lesson last year when they were forced to play a game without a quarterback. So, they're isolating third-stringer Brett Rypien as a precaution with the new, highly transmissible form of COVID-19 leading to a spike in infections across the NFL.
DENVER (AP) — Broncos receivers Tim Patrick and Courtland Sutton haven't been producing like the $90 million duo they became when they signed contract extensions during their bye week last month.
In three games since, each has five receptions, none for touchdowns, their contributions limited mostly to run-blocking for Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Barring an unforeseen turnaround, the Carolina Panthers appear destined to have a top 10 pick in next year’s NFL draft.
That means the Panthers have a potentially franchise-altering decision on the horizon: Do they try to find a young franchise quarterback with their first-round pick next April or take an offensive lineman to solidify the left tackle spot for the next decade?
DENVER (AP) — To stir things up, Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went with a new flavor of milkshake the night before the game.
Turns out, there was something even sweeter: The tailback tandem of Melvin Gordon & rookie Javonte Williams.
DENVER (AP) — The grief-stricken Denver Broncos honored the late Demaryius Thomas by wearing his number on their helmets, his jersey on their backs and his memory in their hearts.
They knelt in tribute to his number 88 painted on their sideline and didn't bother fighting back the tears during a moment of silence or the string of highlights shown on the scoreboard Sunday.
DENVER (AP) — The maddeningly erratic Denver Broncos have decided to try elbowing their way into the postseason by pretending they're there already.
“Kareem Jackson said it best in the locker room, that we have five games left and each one is a playoff game for us,” quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said in the aftermath of Denver’s lackluster showing at Kansas City last week.
DENVER (6-5) at KANSAS CITY (7-4)
Sunday, 8:20 p.m. EST, NBC
BETTING LINE: Chiefs by 10, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is beginning to experience the hardships of playing behind Carolina’s porous offensive line.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater insists the Denver Broncos can correct all the mistakes, miscalculations and misfires that have plagued them in the red zone this season.
DENVER (AP) — For a guy who wouldn't put himself in harm's way or Darius Slay's path, Teddy Bridgewater sure didn't have any problem falling on the sword.
Or was he pushed?
Broncos coach Vic Fangio called out Bridgewater in a team meeting Monday for being a bystander instead of a barrier on Slay's 83-yard fumble return for a touchdown Sunday.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater admits he shouldn't have surrendered on Darius Slay's game-changing, season-defining 83-yard touchdown return of Melvin Gordon III's fumble Sunday.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are making backup play-calling plans after offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur tested positive for the coronavirus Friday and went on the reserve/COVID-19 list along with a fourth player infected this week.
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos need to beat the Washington Football Team on Sunday to avoid the franchise's first winless October since 1967. With his team stuck in a four-game tailspin, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suggested, “It's not time to panic—but it almost is.”
CLEVELAND (AP) — Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. are both active and will play Thursday night despite being slowed by injuries.
Bridgewater was listed as questionable this week with a foot injury sustained last week against Las Vegas when he got stepped on by a teammate.
CLEVELAND (AP) — One starting quarterback is limping, the other has his arm in a sling. There are injuries up and down both rosters, and the two coaches are feeling some external pressure — one for the first time.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has a quadriceps injury in addition to his sore left foot and is questionable for the game at Cleveland on Thursday night.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater gingerly limped out to practice Tuesday and then stumbled onto the podium afterward, still feeling the effects of the battering he endured 48 hours earlier.
DENVER (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders were determined not to let Jon Gruden's undoing lead to their own downfall.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Kendall Hinton is no longer just the practice squad receiver who was promoted to quarterback last November when all of Denver's regular QBs landed in COVID-19 quarantine.
He's not just the training camp long-shot who lined up at defensive back this summer to try to make the roster any way he could.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Denver Broncos' perfect September is gone, replaced by the reality of October.
Two weeks, two losses to playoff teams a year ago, the latest a 27-19 setback in Pittsburgh on Sunday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers silenced the noise.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater's chances of playing at Pittsburgh this weekend improved dramatically Thursday when he returned to practice four days after suffering a concussion against the Baltimore Ravens.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos coach Vic Fangio said concussed quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was able to lift weights and attend meetings Wednesday and might even be back at practice Thursday.
“He's getting better,” Fangio said before backup Drew Lock ran the offense at practice.
DENVER (AP) — Drew Lock's debut as a backup didn't go much better than his final days as a starter.
It was another tough one for the Denver Broncos quarterback. He heard about it, too, with boos from the stands reminiscent of his last two years as the starter when his inaccuracy and penchant for turnovers soured much of the fanbase.
San Francisco turned to rookie quarterback Trey Lance when starter Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a calf injury.
Garoppolo threw a TD on the opening drive but struggled after that for San Francisco.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos speedy second-year receiver KJ Hamler will miss the rest of the season with a torn left ACL.
Coach Vic Fangio said Monday that the Broncos' second-round selection in the 2020 NFL draft tore his ACL and “some other stuff” in the first half of the Broncos' 26-0 win over the New York Jets on Sunday.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Maybe it's time for the Denver Broncos and their fanbase to start viewing Teddy Bridgewater as more than just a bridge over the team's turbulent quarterback waters.
Thanks to his excellent start, the Broncos are one of two AFC teams that are unbeaten after two weeks.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After waiting a year to see their team play in person because of the COVID-19 pandemic, New York Giants fans needed 55 minutes to say they had seen enough.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — For the first time since Peyton Manning retired after winning Super Bowl 50, the Denver Broncos may have a quarterback. All it took was 11 tries.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — First, Teddy Bridgewater won over his teammates. Then he convinced his coaches. Now, he's out to coax the Denver Broncos' fans into his corner.
“I think you win the fans over by winning football games,” Bridgewater said Wednesday.
CAROLINA PANTHERS (5-11)
New faces: QB Sam Darnold, WR Terrace Marshall Jr., TE Dan Arnold, OT Cam Erving, G Pat Elflin, WR David Moore, DE Haason Reddick, DE Morgan Fox, DT DaQuan Jones, LB Frankie Luvu, CB Jaycee Horn, CB A.J.
NEW YORK (AP) — Wait a second. He's playing where now?
With the NFL season about to kick off, it's time for a quick refresher on some familiar faces in new places. Otherwise, you might be scratching your head while drafting your fantasy football team or doing double takes when you flip on the games in Week 1.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are going with the steady over the spectacular.
Coach Vic Fangio informed the team Wednesday morning that Teddy Bridgewater edged incumbent Drew Lock to win the starting quarterback job.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos coach Vic Fangio needs more time to declare Teddy Bridgewater or Drew Lock as his starting quarterback.
“Not yet,” Fangio said when asked if he's decided who will start the opener Sept.
SEATTLE (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater is trying not to get caught up or focus on being in the middle of the Denver Broncos' quarterback competition.
Bridgewater has made a pretty strong case with his play through two weeks of the preseason that he should be the one under center come Week 1.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater know that whichever one wins Denver's starting quarterback job will have what could be the NFL's deepest wide receiving corps.
Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick and K.J.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Erratic practices throughout training camp and a stellar preseason opener for both Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater have left Denver fans — and maybe even coach Vic Fangio himself — still wondering who will win the Broncos' starting quarterback job.