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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

OFFENSE

Table inside Article
PositionPlayerPlayerPlayerPlayerPlayerPlayer
WR10 Jerry Jeudy1 KJ Hamler16 Tyrie Cleveland9 Kendall Hinton19 Seth Williams15 De'Mornay Pierson-El
LT72 Garett Bolles73 Cam Fleming75 Quinn Bailey
LG66 Dalton Risner52 Netane Muti69 Nolan Laufenberg
C79 Lloyd Cushenberry III77 Quinn Meinerz65 Brett Jones
RG61 Graham Glasgow77 Quinn Meinerz71 Austin Schlottmann
RT76 Calvin Anderson OR 70 Bobby Massie78 Drew Himmelman
TE87 Noah Fant85 Albert Okwuegbunam82 Eric Saubert83 Andrew Beck89 Austin Fort88 Shaun Beyer
WR14 Courtland Sutton81 Tim Patrick11 Diontae Spencer12 Trinity Benson86 Branden Mack84 DeVontres Dukes
RB25 Melvin Gordon III33 Javonte Williams26 Mike Boone28 Royce Freeman39 Damarea Crockett32 LeVante Bellamy
QB5 Teddy Bridgewater OR 3 Drew Lock4 Brett Rypien
FB83 Andrew Beck43 Adam Prentice

DEFENSE

Table inside Article
PositionPlayerPlayerPlayerPlayerPlayerPlayer
DE93 Dre'Mont Jones99 Shamar Stephen92 Jonathan Harris51 Marquiss Spencer
NT98 Mike Purcell90 DeShawn Williams97 Isaiah Mack
DE96 Shelby Harris95 McTelvin Agim94 Deyon Sizer68 Lorenzo Neal Jr.
SLB58 Von Miller59 Malik Reed91 Andre Mintze
WLB55 Bradley Chubb53 Jonathon Cooper48 Derrek Tuszka50 Pita Taumoepenu
ILB45 Alexander Johnson54 Josh Watson62 Peter Kalambayi64 Barrington Wade
ILB47 Josey Jewell40 Justin Strnad63 Curtis Robinson56 [Baron Browning]
LCB23 Kyle Fuller2 Pat Surtain II13 Michael Ojemudia27 Nate Hairston43 Rojesterman Farris49 Mac McCain III 20 Duke Dawson Jr.
RCB21 Ronald Darby29 Bryce Callahan42 Parnell Motley38 Saivion Smith35 Kary Vincent Jr.34 [Essang Bassey]
SS22 Kareem Jackson37 P.J. Locke41 Jamar Johnson
FS31 Justin Simmons36 Trey Marshall30 Caden Sterns

SPECIAL TEAMS

Table inside Article
PositionPlayerPlayerPlayer 4Player
PK8 Brandon McManus
KO8 Brandon McManus
P6 Sam Martin
H6 Sam Martin
LS46 Jacob Bobenmoyer
KR11 Diontae Spencer16 Tyrie Cleveland32 LeVante Bellamy12 Trinity Benson
PR11 Diontae Spencer1 KJ Hamler9 Kendall Hinton12 Trinity Benson

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