Broncos expect Drew Lock to return to practice next week

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After Thursday night’s 30-6 loss to the Chiefs, Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said that the team had problems in “all levels of our passing game.”

Quarterback play is part of that and Joe Flacco‘s start to the 2019 season hasn’t done much to change the feeling from his final days in Baltimore that he’s sliding toward the end of his time as a capable NFL starter. That may be the case, but Fangio said at a Friday press conference that the team isn’t going to make a quarterback change for their Week Eight game against the Colts.

Brandon Allen is the only other option on the 53-man roster now, but it may not be long before there’s another player in the mix. Fangio said that second-round pick Drew Lock is set to return to practice next week after opening his NFL career on injured reserve due to a right thumb injury.

The Broncos play the Browns in Week Nine and then they have their bye week, which might look like a prime time to change quarterbacks if their offensive play remains in the doldrums.

14 responses to “Broncos expect Drew Lock to return to practice next week

  1. Not sure how many coaches and quarterbacks it’s going to take but EVENTUALLY somebody has got to figure out the real problem in Denver is their line. They give up lots of sacks, there’s never any time to throw, AND their play calling is plainer than vanilla.

    Shocking but true: Flacco’s qb rating in Denver so far is actually higher than his average was in Baltimore. He’s been above 90 in 3 of the Broncos’ 6 games and he was an 80 last night with no interceptions. He didn’t look great but he also wasn’t horrible.

  2. After last night’s game I was thinking the Broncos would be better off replacing Flacco with Falco but Lock is a better alternative

  3. Flacco is horrible and slow. His Cadence is slow. His feet are slow. His brain and thought process appear to be slow. Too slow to step up in the pocket. Too slow to just get out of the way. It was more fun watching Tim Tebow! At least he appeared to give a crap!

  4. “Elway has no clue. $44 mil guaranteed to Flacco is crazy.” << You should probably be a little more informed instead of posting nonsense, the Broncos are only on the hook for this year, they can cut Flacid Joe next year with ZERO cap hit..

  5. The only time I’ve been impressed with Joe Flacco was the only Super Bowl playoff run. I was shocked when the Broncos hired him thinking he was going to help the franchise.

  6. such a bummer he got hurt in preseason. Yesterday 100% would have been his first shot. the only reason flacco wasn’t pulled is because their backup is unimaginably even worse than flacco

  7. “Elway has no clue. $44 mil guaranteed to Flacco is crazy.” << You should probably be a little more informed instead of posting nonsense, the Broncos are only on the hook for this year, they can cut Flacid Joe next year with ZERO cap hit.. <<< Maybe you should get a clue yourself. Because Elway restructured Flacco’s contract I believe before the season started so now his dead cap for next season is $13.6 million to get rid of him….

  8. All you blaming Flacco must not be watching the games. No QB can play behind this atrocious offensive line and that has been the case for a few seasons. Lock won’t get any good looks behind this line and he’ll be lucky to escape without injury or loss of confidence.

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