Is Teddy Bridgewater starting against the Vikings on Saturday?

(Photo byIsaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports) Teddy Bridgewater
(Photo byIsaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports) Teddy Bridgewater /

Will former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater be in the starting lineup when he takes on his old team as a member of the Denver Broncos?

When the Minnesota Vikings used a first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft to select quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, it’s highly unlikely that the team thought they would be facing him seven years later as a member of the Denver Broncos.

But that’s what will be happening on Saturday when Bridgewater and the Broncos take on the Vikings inside U.S. Bank Stadium for a Week 1 preseason matchup.

The former Minnesota quarterback is currently in a battle with Drew Lock to open the regular season as Denver’s starting signal-caller. Who have the Broncos selected to be their starter for Saturday’s exhibition game in the Twin Cities?

Teddy Bridgewater will not be the Denver Broncos starting quarterback against the Minnesota Vikings

For their Week 1 preseason matchup with the Vikings, Denver is going to roll with Lock as their starting quarterback instead of Bridgewater.

Broncos head coach Vic Fangio announced the decision on Tuesday and he said that Bridgewater will be the team’s starting signal-caller for their Week 2 preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks.

The battle between the former Minnesota quarterback and Lock has been pretty even this summer according to multiple reports. Fangio said that he decided to give Lock the first start of the preseason since he has been a member of Denver’s roster for a longer period of time than Bridgewater.

The Broncos are the third different team Bridgewater has played for in the last three years. Since 2019, he’s been a member of the New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers, and now Denver.

Bridgewater had the opportunity to be the starting quarterback for the Panthers last season, but things didn’t go according to plan as the team only won four out of 15 games with him under center.

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This chance he has with the Broncos might be one of his last to be a starting signal-caller in the NFL. So if Bridgewater doesn’t want to be a backup for the rest of his career, he has to make sure he does everything he can to open up the 2021 season as Denver’s starting quarterback.