Day 5 of Broncos Training Camp belonged to Teddy Bridgewater, but the real story is that the defense continues to dominate. Here are the important stories from today:
Drew Lock vs Teddy Bridgewater
The quarterback competition continues to fight on. On this day both quarterbacks were inconsistent, but Bridgewater slightly edged out Drew Lock. Bridgewater connected on several long passes on the day – including a 50-yard bomb to Diontae Spencer and a couple long completions to Jerry Jeudy. Bridgewater also had one interception on the day, but Drew Lock had two interceptions. Drew Lock also seemed to struggle reading the defense and making the quick throw. Many times today Lock had to hold the ball and scramble.
Patrick Surtain II
The rookie first-round selection had a solid day in camp. Surtain was able to intercept Drew Lock for his first pick of camp and Lock’s first interception of camp as well. Lock never saw Surtain in the 7 on 7 drills as the rookie undercut Trinity Benson’s route in zone coverage. Surtain was on the field with the first team defense most of the day and with the length and coverage skills he possesses, he should find a role as a starter this season.
Courtland Sutton is Still Good
After missing most of the 2020 season, Courtland Sutton looks like he is ready to pick up where he left off. Sutton made several intermediate catches in camp today including several sideline catches. These twenty-yard plays are exactly what the Broncos offense was missing last year without him. Sutton will have a great season in 2021 no matter who is throwing him the ball.
Don’t Sleep on LeVante Bellamy
With all the well-deserved hype surrounding the Broncos second-round rookie running back Javonte Williams this offseason, LeVante Bellamy is flying under the radar. But the second year running back is taking advantage of his reps in camp so far. On day 5, Bellamy had one catch for what would have been a touchdown in the red zone. Bellamy also had several nice outside runs that looked to be ten or more-yard runs. Bellamy plays special teams as well, so don’t be surprised if he can squeak onto the roster in a loaded running back room for the Broncos.