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Broncos release initial unofficial 2021 depth chart: Bridgewater, Lock listed as co-starters

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos released their first unofficial depth chart of the season on Tuesday, and it should come as no surprise that it provides no clarity at the quarterback position.

Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock were listed as co-starters, which was one of two positions on the roster to have two players listed for a single starting spot. Tackles Calvin Anderson and Bobby Massie were jointly listed for the team's right tackle position.

Head Coach Vic Fangio said Tuesday that there had not been much separation between the quarterbacks. Lock will start Saturday's preseason game in Minnesota, while Bridgewater will take the first snaps in Seattle the following week.

Anderson and Massie have also split snaps during the early days of training camp as the Broncos look for a starting right tackle.

The rest of Denver's depth chart is similarly void of surprises.

New additions Kyle Fuller and Ronald Darby are listed as starters at left and right cornerback, respectively. First-round pick Pat Surtain II is listed as Fuller's backup, while veteran Bryce Callahan is on the two-deep behind Darby.

No Broncos rookies are listed as starters, but a few are listed as second-string players. Running back Javonte Williams is listed as the Broncos' backup behind Melvin Gordon III, and Quinn Meinerz is listed as the backup at center and right guard. Undrafted rookie Adam Prentice is noted as Andrew Beck's backup at fullback.

On defense, seventh-round pick Jonathon Cooper is listed as Bradley Chubb's backup at weakside linebacker and is ahead of Derrek Tuszka, Andre Mintze and Pita Taumoepenu on the depth chart.

Fifth-round safeties Caden Sterns and Jamar Johnson are listed as third-string players behind Trey Marshall at free safety and P.J. Locke at strong safety, respectively.

Other positions of note:

  • Cam Fleming is listed as the backup left tackle behind Garett Bolles.
  • Albert Okwuegbunam is listed ahead of Eric Saubert at tight end.
  • Wide receivers Kendall Hinton and Trinity Benson are listed ahead of sixth-round pick Seth Williams. Similarly, seventh-round pick Marquiss Spencer remains near the bottom of the depth chart at defensive end.
  • Behind Fuller, Darby, Callahan and Surtain, Michael Ojemudia and Parnell Motley are the next two cornerbacks listed on the depth chart.
  • KJ Hamler is listed as the backup punt returner behind Diontae Spencer. Tyrie Cleveland is listed as the reserve kick returner.

Please see below for the Broncos' complete first unofficial depth chart. Players whose names are in brackets are currently on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.

As of Aug. 10, 2021


Table inside Article
Position Player Player Player Player Player Player
WR 10 Jerry Jeudy 1 KJ Hamler 16 Tyrie Cleveland 9 Kendall Hinton 19 Seth Williams 15 De'Mornay Pierson-El
LT 72 Garett Bolles 73 Cam Fleming 75 Quinn Bailey
LG 66 Dalton Risner 52 Netane Muti 69 Nolan Laufenberg
C 79 Lloyd Cushenberry III 77 Quinn Meinerz 65 Brett Jones
RG 61 Graham Glasgow 77 Quinn Meinerz 71 Austin Schlottmann
RT 76 Calvin Anderson OR 70 Bobby Massie 78 Drew Himmelman
TE 87 Noah Fant 85 Albert Okwuegbunam 82 Eric Saubert 83 Andrew Beck 89 Austin Fort 88 Shaun Beyer
WR 14 Courtland Sutton 81 Tim Patrick 11 Diontae Spencer 12 Trinity Benson 86 Branden Mack 84 DeVontres Dukes
RB 25 Melvin Gordon III 33 Javonte Williams 26 Mike Boone 28 Royce Freeman 39 Damarea Crockett 32 LeVante Bellamy
QB 5 Teddy Bridgewater OR 3 Drew Lock 4 Brett Rypien
FB 83 Andrew Beck 43 Adam Prentice


Table inside Article
Position Player Player Player Player Player Player
DE 93 Dre'Mont Jones 99 Shamar Stephen 92 Jonathan Harris 51 Marquiss Spencer
NT 98 Mike Purcell 90 DeShawn Williams 97 Isaiah Mack
DE 96 Shelby Harris 95 McTelvin Agim 94 Deyon Sizer 68 Lorenzo Neal Jr.
SLB 58 Von Miller 59 Malik Reed 91 Andre Mintze
WLB 55 Bradley Chubb 53 Jonathon Cooper 48 Derrek Tuszka 50 Pita Taumoepenu
ILB 45 Alexander Johnson 54 Josh Watson 62 Peter Kalambayi 64 Barrington Wade
ILB 47 Josey Jewell 40 Justin Strnad 63 Curtis Robinson 56 [Baron Browning]
LCB 23 Kyle Fuller 2 Pat Surtain II 13 Michael Ojemudia 27 Nate Hairston 43 Rojesterman Farris 49 Mac McCain III 20 Duke Dawson Jr.
RCB 21 Ronald Darby 29 Bryce Callahan 42 Parnell Motley 38 Saivion Smith 35 Kary Vincent Jr. 34 [Essang Bassey]
SS 22 Kareem Jackson 37 P.J. Locke 41 Jamar Johnson
FS 31 Justin Simmons 36 Trey Marshall 30 Caden Sterns


Table inside Article
Position Player Player Player 4 Player
PK 8 Brandon McManus
KO 8 Brandon McManus
P 6 Sam Martin
H 6 Sam Martin
LS 46 Jacob Bobenmoyer
KR 11 Diontae Spencer 16 Tyrie Cleveland 32 LeVante Bellamy 12 Trinity Benson
PR 11 Diontae Spencer 1 KJ Hamler 9 Kendall Hinton 12 Trinity Benson

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