The Denver Broncos quarterback made a huge business decision after a critical turnover against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. With the Eagles leading 20-13 late in the third quarter, the Broncos faced fourth-and-1 at Philadelphia’s 23-yard-line. They decided to go for it. Melvin Gordon fumbled it, and Eagles cornerback Darius Slay picked it up and took off for an Eagles’ touchdown.
Bridgewater stood in Slay’s path near midfield with a good chance to stop him. He decided not to and it ultimately cost the Broncos a shot to win the game.
After the game, Bridgewater admitted that he hoped one of his Broncos teammates would make a tackle.
“I’m just thinking, hey man, maybe I can force the ball back inside and one of our guys would make the tackle.”
A tackle would have saved a touchdown and kept the Broncos in reach of a win with a chance to improve to 6-4. His teammates won’t like his effort nor his excuse.
Giving his injury history, Teddy B likely did not want to take any chances.
The Eagles went on to a 30-13 win.
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