The infamous clip circulating on social media shows Philadelphia Eagles defender Darius Slay picking up a fumble and taking off.
Bridgewater runs near him seemingly to make a tackle attempt, only to not even make an effort when he got close.
It looked bad at the time and only looked worse once the final score went 30-13 in favor of the Eagles.
In addition to the blunder, Bridgewater did not throw a touchdown in the game.
He once again failed to make winning plays and some fans are clamoring for Drew Lock to become the starter.
Head coach Vic Fangio isn’t even considering that idea.
Despite #Broncos roller-coaster season at 5-5 entering bye, coach Vic Fangio says Bridgewater's job is not in jeopardy and Drew Lock will remain the backup: "Teddy's our quarterback moving forward." #NFL
— Kyle Newman (@KyleNewmanDP) November 15, 2021
Either Fangio has immense faith in Bridgewater or Lock has looked really, really bad in practice.
Teddy’s Team Moving Forward
The Broncos are still 5-5 in a wide open AFC playoff race.
That record even has them just one game behind the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West.
Fangio is likely making the right decision because a quarterback change now may derail the offense.
Bridgewater does have five games with at least two touchdown passes this season, but also has two games with zero.
Teddy Bridgewater attempted 36 passes against the Eagles.
Courtland Sutton had three targets. Three.
For context: That’s as many targets as Javonte Williams and one less than Melvin Gordon.
No. 14 is struggling in Checkdown City. #Broncos
— Zack Kelberman (@KelbermanNFL) November 15, 2021
He is the safe option under center even if he lacks that explosive ability to change a game.
Lock is not magically going to change that and it’s not like he wasn’t given his opportunity.
There is a reason the Broncos got competition at quarterback after seeing Lock play last year.
Denver is heading into a bye this week and being 5-5 exceeds preseason expectations.
They have also only played one divisional game, so Bridgewater and the Broncos basically control their own playoff destiny in the final seven games of the year.
Fangio is hitching his job security to Bridgewater and an average finish where the lack of an explosive quarterback is the problem could buy him more time, given the rest of the team keeps playing hard.