With a decision on the Broncos' starting QB looming, although Vic Fangio did mention that both Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock have played well, it's hard to ignore the head coach's heaping praise for one QB after Saturday night's win.
Teddy Bridgewater, not Drew Lock, had the highest highs and the lowest lows during Wednesday’s practice.
With the QB competition potentially coming to an end soon, did the rollercoaster day help or hurt Teddy’s quest to becoming the starter?
Drew Lock was electric to start Sunday's scrimmage.
Not only did he have the pass of training camp, he commanded two touchdown drives early.
Lock needed a strong day on Sunday. He delivered.
On Friday, inaccurate was the word of the day for the Broncos' quarterbacks.
One quarterback flipped that on its head in nearly the best possible way 24 hours later during Saturday's practice.
The past few practices, Drew Lock’s lost the “gunslinger” to his game, while Teddy Bridgewater has tried to shake being “Mr. Checkdown.”
Both of those were very clear during Friday’s practice.
Teddy Bridgewater & Drew Lock had nearly identical practices on Wednesday.
Both started practice with 20-yard completions.
Both were efficient.
Both ended practice with red-zone INTs.
But there was one difference that tipped the scales.
After throwing three interceptions on Saturday, Teddy Bridgewater was in desperate need of a bounce-back day following Sunday's off day.
He did just that on Monday to keep the Broncos' quarterback competition a true toss up.
In the first two days of camp, Bridgwater only had one incompletion each day.
On Friday, it was Drew Lock who only saw the ball hit the ground once.
Over the past five years, the Broncos have been very accustomed to the defense dominating camp, especially right out of the gate.
Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater didn't let that happen on Wednesday.
The stage is set for Teddy Bridgewater versus Drew Lock.
And make no mistake about it, the competition will be entirely up for grabs.
As John Elway admitted what many players in the locker room had been subtly—or not so subtly—hinting at all season, some of those players we’re listening closely, and they know what it means for the Denver Broncos.