Vic Fangio on Drew Lock: He’s done well for two games, that’s about all it is

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The Broncos have won two straight games with second-round pick Drew Lock starting at quarterback and that’s led to talk about whether the team’s extended look for a long-term answer at the position is over.

A variation on that question was posed to head coach Vic Fangio on Monday. Fangio was asked what those starts mean for his future with the team and his response was that there’s not a lot to read into such a small sample size.

“I don’t know, it’s two games,” Fangio said, via Mike Klis of KUSA. “Who’s long-term right now? He’s done well for two games, that’s about all it is.

That answer fits with Fangio’s earlier comments about Lock. He said last month that he didn’t think it was “vitally important” for Lock to play this year because “you can get a false positive” in a brief glimpse of a player at the end of a season. The Broncos have certainly gotten a positive, but it seems any assessment of its veracity will have to wait until his track record is a bit longer.

9 responses to “Vic Fangio on Drew Lock: He’s done well for two games, that’s about all it is

  1. That kid looks like he can be a good qb why not get a glimpse of what he has playing time is only gonna prepare him for next year…..

  2. jzinke957 says:
    December 9, 2019 at 3:10 pm
    What kind a track does fangio. Have to be a head coach. What a idiot

    Considering he’s been the DC for San Fran during their Conference championship run and with the Bears last year I’d say he’s doing alright. Plus the Broncos have actually been improving the second half of the year. I think he’ll be alright.

  3. Fangio is a douche when it comes to giving compliments on anyone. Its a stupid way he thinks works to motivate players. Lock is doing better than any QB the Broncos have started the last 5 years. To deny that is just another dilusion.

  4. This is a good way to handle it. He’s a young player, don’t start lauding him after two games. He’s gonna play out the season unless he gets hurt again. Kid looks good though so Elway doesn’t have to keep spending money and picks on QBs this year

  5. Fangio never wanted Drew Lock as his qb, completely stuck with him for now. Two games certainly are just two games in the end, but don’t be fooled as those trite, dismissive comments are no coincidence in this instance.

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