Broncos’ Vic Fangio still mulling team’s starting QB
Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio isn’t ready to declare the identity of his starting quarterback due in large part to what he’s seen from both Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater.
Fangio was asked on Saturday if he’s closer to making a decision.
“I am. Because the calendar’s closing in on us,” Fangio said after the Broncos’ 30-3 preseason win over the host Seattle Seahawks.
As for when that decision will become public?
“The earliest it would be would be early next week, or we’ll let it go another week. Because these guys, both of them, Drew and Teddy, have done well, as you guys have seen, and they’ve made it a hard decision. So we’ll give it thorough thought. We’ve been discussing it with the coaches, with George (Paton, general manager) all along, and we’ll continue to do that.”
Bridgewater completed 9 of 11 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown on Saturday, while Lock went 9 of 14 for 80 yards.
Bridgewater, 28, passed for 3,733 yards with 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 15 games for the Carolina Panthers last season. He has started 49 games in his NFL career for three different teams.
Denver acquired Bridgewater in an offseason trade with the Panthers in exchange for a 2021 sixth-round draft pick.
Lock, 24, has thrown for 3,953 yards, 23 touchdowns and 18 interceptions with a 59.1 percent completion rate in 18 starts over two seasons. He missed time in 2020 due to both a shoulder injury and COVID-19 protocols, and the Broncos only won four of his 13 starts.
–Field Level Media