Yet those paying close attention noticed the Broncos weren’t taking on top NFL competition.
The Broncos are currently on a four-game losing streak now that they are playing tough teams.
The latest loss came last Thursday night with a hobbled Bridgewater under center.
Denver’s defense could do nothing to stop a Cleveland Browns team starting a third-string running back and a second-string quarterback.
It was an ugly loss and all the positives from the 3-0 start have been wiped away.
Bridgewater recently offered up a telling quote about the state of the Broncos.
“It’s definitely a locker room that’s still together,” Bridgewater said, according to NFL.com. “You can sense there’s no panic. I said this to the guys yesterday, ‘We’ve got to have a sense of urgency.’ You know, it’s not time to panic, but it almost is. This thing can go in the wrong direction fast. But I think if we have that sense of urgency and we go out there with the right mindset. It starts in practice, if we practice with the right mindset, we make this a competitive environment, we can turn this thing around.”
So it is not time to panic, but could be soon.
Hey remember when Teddy Bridgewater basically said the offensive staff was clueless? Hah. Heh…. pic.twitter.com/SNKoTSVj6v
— Jeremy Igo (@CarolinaHuddle) October 25, 2021
Broncos Appear Lost
The Broncos defense held the Browns to 17 points a week ago.
But that was still not good enough to win and Denver even had its starting quarterback in Bridgewater on the field.
What has become clear is that neither him nor Drew Lock are long-term options.
That is not some new revelation, but some fans may have held out hope Lock could turn things around.
However, he is not even getting a chance to play even with Bridgewater not at 100 percent.
Teddy Bridgewater talked with Drew Lock last week (on Tuesday or Wednesday) and told him to prepare “like it’s your game.”
But once Teddy’s adrenaline got going, he felt like he could play. And he did.
— Zac Stevens (@ZacStevensDNVR) October 27, 2021
That is a bad sign for the young quarterback.
Bridgewater seems like a steady player who can keep a level head no matter the challenge.
But him noting the fact it is almost time to panic is a bad sign considering it is only Week 8.NEXT: Broncos Ignored Quarterback Deficiencies From The Start