NFL: Ranking every quarterback midseason

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Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Denver Broncos. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

NFL: Ranking every quarterback midseason: 20. Teddy Bridgewater – Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos were very happy with their trade to bring Teddy Bridgewater to the Mile High City just a few weeks ago, but things haven’t been as fruitful for Broncos fans as of late. There are teams with a higher sense of urgency to turn their season around, but the Broncos are coming off their four-game losing streak, and they need to get something going.

It all starts on the arm of Bridgewater. He wasn’t very good on Thursday Night Football against the Cleveland Browns. During the four-game losing streak, Bridgewater has seven touchdown passes and six turnovers. That is an awful ratio. Bridgewater’s best asset is that he can protect the ball. He might be a little too safe, but at least he’s not giving the ball to the other team. That’s not happening right now.

Bridgewater has a chance to turn it around quickly and rocket up this list. If he plays the way he did in the first three weeks of the season, where he had four touchdowns, zero interceptions, and north of a 76% completion percentage in each game, the Broncos will start winning again. This would also lead to Bridgewater getting more love in the rankings.

This is really the cut off for average quarterbacks. The teams above this would likely trade-off for Bridgewater if you asked them to compete for this season. He’s perfectly fine for a team with a lot of talent around him. It sounds like Jerry Jeudy is returning, so Bridgewater is getting reinforcements, and that’s a good thing.