Teddy Bridgewater

Denver Broncos
Quarterback #5
Denver Broncos
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Teddy Bridgewater News

Gets in limited practice

Bridgewater (foot) was limited at Tuesday's walkthrough, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: Bridgewater relayed Tuesday that he injured his foot Sunday against the Raiders when he was stepped on during his late TD pass to tight end Noah Fant (foot), who like his quarterback has been limited on both Week 7 practice reports. There have also been mixed signals from the Broncos, as coach Vic Fangio told Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com that he expects Bridgewater to play Thursday at Cleveland, while the signal-caller himself was more muted. During media availability, Bridgewater was non-committal, instead saying, "Honestly, we're justing hitting it aggressively in the training room right now." Bridgewater will have one more chance to bump up to all activity Wednesday, at which point the Broncos could make a decision on his availability. Otherwise, the call likely won't be made until 90 minutes before Thursday's 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff.

Oct 19, 2021 1:42 PM EST


Won't commit to starting Thursday

Bridgewater (foot) was unwilling to say he will start for certain Thursday against the Browns when asked Tuesday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Analysis: Bridgewater reportedly suffered his foot injury when he was stepped on throwing a touchdown pass to Noah Fant late in the fourth quarter. Per Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com, Bridgewater has a noticeable limp at this point, but coach Vic Fangio stated earlier in the day that he anticipates Bridgewater suiting up for the contest. If he does suit up, Bridgewater will be facing a Browns defense that sports 14 players on IR and another 13 on the injury report, so he should have a great matchup in store.

Oct 19, 2021 12:28 PM EST



Expected to play Week 7

Coach Vic Fangio anticipates Bridgewater (foot) being able to play Thursday at Cleveland, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Analysis: Bridgewater was listed as limited on Monday's practice estimate due to a foot injury, and he's likely to retain that activity level Tuesday after he was seen walking with a deliberate limp to the Broncos' indoor practice facility, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post. Fangio's subsequent comments indicate Bridgewater will be under center Thursday, assuming he gains clearance to suit up. And Bridgwater will be facing a MASH unit on the other side in the Browns, who have 13 players on IR and 13 others on their injury report.

Oct 19, 2021 11:45 AM EST


Bothered by foot injury

Denver lists Bridgewater as a limited participant on Monday's estimated practice report with a foot issue, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: Bridgewater may not be 100 percent following Sunday's loss to the Raiders, but so long as he at least maintains limited listings on the Broncos' next two practice reports, he should be ready to go for a Thursday night matchup with the Browns in Week 7. The signal-caller benefited from a negative game script versus Las Vegas to produce one of his best lines of the season (35-for-49 for 334 yards and three touchdowns), though he committed four turnovers (three interceptions, one lost fumble) in the 34-24 loss.

Oct 18, 2021 2:14 PM EST


Volume offsets turnovers

Bridgewater completed 35-of-49 pass attempts for 334 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions against Las Vegas on Sunday.

Analysis: Bridgewater of course deserves some blame for the three interceptions, but the strong Vegas pass rush made it difficult by sacking him five times, and that's before you bring up the outrageous 17 hits Bridgewater withstood in the contest. Bridgewater's numbers on the year are generally quite clean -- now at 10 touchdowns versus four interceptions -- so the Broncos should be willing to look past the pressure and turnover struggles from this game, especially since he stood tough and delivered the 334 yards and three touchdowns. Unfortunately for him and the Broncos offense, a road trip to Cleveland in Week 7 brings its own substantial pass rush concern with Myles Garrett waiting there.

Oct 17, 2021 5:47 PM EST



Quality performance in loss

Bridgewater (concussion) completed 24 of 38 pass attempts for 288 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 27-19 loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: Bridgewater was able to suit up after suffering a concussion last week, and he did not appear to be hampered by the injury based on his performance. The interception was the veteran's first through five games, bringing his TD:INT ratio to 6:1. Bridgewater has a lower ceiling than most starting fantasy options, but he does provide a consistent, safe option most weeks. He could be worth a look in Week 6 against a Raiders defense that doesn't strike fear into many opposing offenses.

Oct 10, 2021 5:26 PM EST


Active for Sunday's game

Bridgewater (concussion) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Analysis: Bridgewater, who was forced out of Week 4's loss to the Ravens, was able to clear the necessary medical hurdles in order to gain clearance to start Sunday's game against a Pittsburgh squad in the midst of a three-game losing streak. In the process, the veteran signal-caller -- who heads into Week 5 with a solid 72.1 percent completion percentage and a 5:0 TD/INT ratio -- will be working with a banged-up pass-catching corps, headed by wideouts Courtland Sutton (who's managing an ankle issue) and Tim Patrick, along with tight end Noah Fant. Meanwhile, WRs Jerry Jeudy (ankle) and KJ Hamler (knee) and TE Albert Okwuegbunam (hamstring) are all on IR.

Oct 10, 2021 8:42 AM EST


Expected to start Sunday

Bridgewater, who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh, has cleared the concussion protocol and will start at quarterback, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Bridgewater was able to full participate in practice Friday, so this report would appear to confirm previous reports that he was trending toward starting. Still, watch he doesn't have a setback and confirm he's active before the 1 p.m. ET kickoff.

Oct 9, 2021 8:35 PM EST


Practices fully, listed as questionable

Bridgewater (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers after returning to a full practice Friday, George Stoia III of The Denver Gazette reports.

Analysis: Per Troy Renck of Denver 7 News, Bridgewater has reportedly cleared the NFL's concussion protocol, including the necessary exam from an independent neurologist, however the Broncos will continue to monitor the QB for the time being. Barring any setbacks, Bridgewater will travel with the team to Pittsburgh on Saturday and in that case, he'd be in line to start Sunday's 1:00 ET contest, backed up by Drew Lock.

Oct 8, 2021 2:10 PM EST


Full practice expected

Bridgewater (concussion) is expected to be medically cleared by independent doctors Friday morning, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: Assuming that's the case, Bridgewater is slated to practice fully Friday. Afterward, the QB is in line to meet with the Broncos medical staff, but Klis notes that barring setback, it's expected that Bridgewater will gain clearance to start Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Oct 8, 2021 9:43 AM EST


Set for limited practice

Bridgewater (concussion) will practice Thursday in a limited fashion, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Analysis: Bridgewater is thus progressing through the NFL's concussion protocol and is trending in the right direction as Sunday's game against the Steelers approaches. If he continues to clear the necessary medical hurdles, there's a chance that the veteran QB could head into the weekend minus a Week 5 injury designation.

Oct 7, 2021 10:52 AM EST


Making progress with concussion

Bridgewater is progressing well in his recovery from a concussion suffered in Sunday's loss to the Ravens, George Stoia of the Colorado Springs Gazette reports.

Analysis: Bridgewater did not practice Wednesday, but the quarterback did participate in other team activities. Coach Vic Fangio said, "He's getting better. He was able to lift today with the group and attend meetings." Fangio also added that it's possible Bridgewater could be a limited participant in Thursday's practice. In order to play in a Week 5, the 28-year-old will have to clear the concussion protocol. If he doesn't, the Broncos will rely on Drew Lock to take the helm as the team's signal caller in a matchup against the Steelers.

Oct 7, 2021 6:50 AM EST


Sidelined Wednesday

Bridgewater (concussion) won't practice Wednesday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Analysis: That said, the report notes that coach Vic Fangio seems optimistic that Bridgewater could advance through the NFL's concussion protocol and return to practice before the end of the week. In the meantime, Drew Lock will handle Denver's first-team QB reps in practice.

Oct 6, 2021 8:57 AM EST


Remains in concussion protocol

Coach Vic Fangio said Monday that Bridgewater remains in the concussion protocol, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Analysis: Bridgewater was knocked out of Sunday's game against the Ravens late in the first half, and the team's medical staff confirmed Monday that he's dealing with a concussion. As a result, he'll have several steps to clear if he hopes to return for Sunday's Week 5 matchup against the Steelers. If Bridgewater isn't cleared to return in time for Sunday's game, Drew Lock will be in line to start under center.

Oct 4, 2021 10:23 AM EST


Concussion confirmed

Bridgewater officially suffered a concussion during Sunday's game versus the Ravens, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Analysis: Prior to leaving the game, Bridgewater completed seven of 16 passes for one touchdown and had one two-yard rush in one half of work. He'll now be subject to the league's protocol for head injuries before he's cleared to for game action. In the meantime, Drew Lock will direct the Broncos offense.

Oct 3, 2021 3:27 PM EST


Won't return to Sunday's game

Bridgewater (concussion) won't return to Sunday's game against the Ravens, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Analysis: Drew Lock is now in line to finish out the game at QB for the Broncos, while Bridgewater will aim to gain medical clearance in advance of next Sunday's tilt against the Steelers. Prior to his exit, Bridgewater had completed 7-of-16 passes for 65 yards and a TD and ran once for two yards.

Oct 3, 2021 3:26 PM EST


Possible concussion

Bridgewater is being evaluated for a possible concussion during Sunday's game against the Ravens, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: As a result, Drew Lock has taken over Denver's QB duties to start the second half of the contest. Look for the team to issue an official update on Bridgewater shortly, but for now consider his return questionable.

Oct 3, 2021 3:14 PM EST


No touchdowns in win

Bridgewater completed 19 of 25 passes for 235 yards and zero touchdowns in Sunday's 26-0 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Bridgewater added four rushes for 24 yards in the contest. In what turned out to be a lopsided affair, the 28-year-old quarterback was able to secure the victory without finding the end zone through the air. The Denver defense was too much for New York to handle, so Bridgewater was not forced to put the team on his back. Instead, the running game accounted for the team's only touchdowns. There will be weeks when the veteran signal caller will be asked to carry more of the load like he did in Weeks 1 and 2. Bridgewater will be given the opportunity to do just that when the undefeated Broncos host the Ravens in Week 4.

Sep 26, 2021 9:31 PM EST


No touchdowns in win

Bridgewater completed 19 of 25 passes for 235 yards and zero touchdowns in Sunday's 26-0 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Bridgewater added four rushes for 24 yards in the contest. In what turned out to be a lopsided affair, the 28-year-old quarterback was able to secure the victory without finding the end zone through the air. The Denver defense was too much for New York to handle, so Bridgewater was not forced to put the team on his back. Instead, the running game accounted for the team's only touchdowns. There will be weeks when the veteran signal caller will be asked to carry more of the load like he did in Weeks 1 and 2. Bridgewater will be given the opportunity to do just that when the undefeated Broncos host the Ravens in Week 4.

Sep 26, 2021 9:31 PM EST


Tops 300 yards

Bridgewater completed 26 of his 34 passes for 328 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's Week 2 win over Jacksonville.

Analysis: Bridgewater moved the ball well throughout the game and took advantage of a soft matchup. He primarily connected with Courtland Sutton, including for big gains of 55, 33 and 16 yards. However, Bridgewater also spread the ball effectively and found Noah Fant and Tim Patrick for touchdowns. As is typical, Bridgewater seemed fairly content to take what the defense allowed. That approach has worked through two weeks, as he's racked up 592 passing yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions.

Sep 19, 2021 5:27 PM EST


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