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
|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|
|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|
|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|