The Denver Broncos have reportedly acquired veteran quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from the Carolina Panthers.
After weeks and weeks of rumors, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is officially on the move. According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, the Carolina Panthers have traded the signal-caller to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a sixth-round pick.
It’s clear that John Elway doesn’t think Drew Lock is the quarterback of the future for Denver, which is why he’s gone out and brought in some heavy competition via Bridgewater. With that said, does that change Denver’s thinking leading up to the first round of the NFL Draft?
Will Denver Broncos draft a QB after Teddy Bridgewater trade?
Moments after Pelissero’s breaking news dropped, ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported that despite landing Bridgewater, Denver could still be in the market for a young quarterback to draft as well at No. 9.
Meanwhile for Carolina, they hold the No. 8 selection, just one spot ahead of the Broncos, and things are up in the air on what they might chose to do. While the team traded for Sam Darnold earlier this offseason, they could end up bringing in a young quarterback as well. How about Justin Fields?
While the Ohio State product had been linked with the San Francisco 49ers, Ian Rapoport has reported the NFC West squad is down to either Mac Jones or Trey Lance with the No. 3 overall pick. After that, the door could be open for Fields to fall down to No. 9 for the Panthers to select him. Will they end up doing so?
Who knows, we could end up seeing even more trades before Trevor Lawrence – barring an absolute shocker – hears his named called first for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Thursday’s first round really can’t get here soon enough.