The Broncos on Wednesday acquired Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater for a sixth-round pick in this week’s NFL draft.
Bridgewater, 28, completed 69.1% of his passes last season for 3,733 yards, 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 15 games for Carolina. The Panthers went 4-11 in his starts.
He joins Drew Lock, Jeff Driskel and Brett Rypien as the Broncos’ quarterbacks under contract.
Here’s a look at how the world of Twitter reacted to the trade:
Teddy Bridgewater heading to Denver like 🤣 pic.twitter.com/wLCTdfpOsZ
— Overtime (@overtime) April 28, 2021
Live look at everyone with a mock draft after the Broncos traded for Teddy Bridgewater pic.twitter.com/GEb685XZJs
— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) April 28, 2021
The 49ers aren’t drafting Mac Jones. Another sign as the Broncos trade for their backup plan because Fields and Lance are gone. https://t.co/Oth1Or12O3
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) April 28, 2021
Teddy Bridgewater is going to be a great backup to Justin Fields
— ThatsGoodSports (@BrandonPerna) April 28, 2021
Welcome to @Broncos Teddy Bridgewater! Good luck and I hope you have a fantastic career here in Denver
— Alfred Williams (@BigAlRadio) April 28, 2021
The only thing I know for sure about Teddy Bridgewater is that he’d make an excellent protagonist in a children’s book about overcoming fear and making friends #Denver7
— Nick Rothschild (@nick_rothschild) April 28, 2021
If Teddy Bridgewater keeps you from looking at quarterback early in the NFL Draft I would suggest you should not be the person making decisions like that lmao
It’s a floor raising move. Should not keep you from considering QB if right circumstances arise in any way.
— Nick Kendell (@NickKendellMHH) April 28, 2021
I didn’t watch a ton of the Panthers last year but it seems fascinating that Carolina was fed up enough to trade 3 draft picks for arguably the worst starter in 2020, pay Teddy Bridgewater 7M to kick rocks and eat all that dead money.
— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) April 28, 2021
How does Teddy Bridgewater feel about being traded to the Broncos? From his IG: https://t.co/DS8FlYd43i pic.twitter.com/o8gCLzDTsR
— Alaina Getzenberg (@agetzenberg) April 28, 2021
Case Keenum. Joe Flacco. Teddy Bridgewater. The Broncos always know what they’re doing. pic.twitter.com/Z1MYpF3Wn8
— Matt L. Stephens (@MattStephens) April 28, 2021
Thoughts on the Broncos agreeing to trade for Teddy Bridgewater:
1. At worst, Teddy is a high-level backup. He was 5-0 as New Orleans’ starter in 2019. As we know from 2015, a good backup can save your season. That’s worth a sixth-round pick.
— Aric DiLalla (@AricDiLalla) April 28, 2021
Teddy Bridgewater is exactly what Denver needs …
… to light a fire under Drew Lock’s ass and build him up as the millenial Ryan Fitzpatrick he was born to be
— Ian Hartitz (@Ihartitz) April 28, 2021