The Denver Broncos have made some bold moves in the 2022 offseason, but letting go of these four players was the right call to make.
The 2022 offseason has been an absolutely fantastic one if you’re a Denver Broncos fan.
The team’s time in quarterback purgatory is over. Since Peyton Manning retired after the team’s win in Super Bowl 50, the Broncos have been desperately trying to find the next franchise quarterback.
To no avail.
Now, Russell Wilson comes over from the Seattle Seahawks, giving the Broncos a legitimate top-10 player at the position and renewed championship hopes.
Of all the moves the Denver Broncos have made this offseason, though, sometimes the best ones are letting certain guys go. Which players did general manager George Paton make the right call in letting go?
Denver Broncos GM George Paton made the right call letting these players walk
1. Teddy Bridgewater, QB
Teddy Bridgewater won the Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback job in the 2021 offseason over incumbent Drew Lock, and not every Broncos fan was pleased with that.
Bridgewater came to Denver to “raise the floor” of the quarterback room, but a coaching staff under pressure to win saw him as the safer option and chose not to risk their final year in Denver on Drew Lock.
On one hand, it’s hard to blame them. On the other, it’s just bad team building when you have a rookie QB under contract in only his third season.
Regardless of your opinion of whether or not the Broncos had seen enough of Drew Lock at the time, the team was right to move on from both him and Bridgewater in the 2022 offseason and start fresh.
Bridgewater is now competing with the Miami Dolphins, not likely as a starting quarterback, but who knows?
He received $6.5 million guaranteed from the Dolphins and is obviously a high-end backup at the very least, and you never know — he might be able to take the starting job from Tua Tagovailoa for his hometown Dolphins.