Vic Fangio: We’re committed to Drew Lock, he has to fight through this

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After the Broncos rallied to beat the Chargers in Week 8, offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said that quarterback Drew Lock showed the team he could lead them to victory.

Lock has showed the team something else the last couple of weeks. He threw an interception while completing just over half his passes in a loss to the Falcons in Week 9 and then threw four picks in a dreadful outing against the Raiders on Sunday.

The second-year quarterback has now thrown 10 interceptions over his last five games and Sam Darnold is the only qualified quarterback in the league with a lower passer rating. None of that is giving head coach Vic Fangio second thoughts about continuing to roll with Lock as the team’s starter.

“We’re committed to Drew,” Fangio said, via Nick Kosmider of “The more he can play, the better he’ll be. He’s got to fight through this like most young quarterbacks do at some point in their careers. We’re going to continue to play him.”

There’s not much reason for the Broncos to turn to Jeff Driskel or Brett Rypien because the team needs to know if Lock is going to improve as Fangio hopes he will. If signs of that don’t crop up, their commitment to him may expire in the offseason.

10 responses to “Vic Fangio: We’re committed to Drew Lock, he has to fight through this

  1. Translation: We are all going down together in this sinking ship. Denver will have a new GM, Headcoach, and starting QB next year.

  2. We love Drew,he is part of our team….I mean a team player…I mean your team…Raider Nation dominated and hopefully will beat the Champs next Sunday Night.

  3. Pat Shurmur needs to go!, he can’t coordinate for %%$#%. He destroyed the Giants and the end of Eli Manning’s career, and couldn’t do anything in Cleveland, or anywhere else. This team is young, but with these weapons, they should be super bowl contenders by next year. Fangio needs to get it together as well, or he’s next too!

  4. Back to the drawing board for Elway. He will draft Mac Jones from Alabama or Kyle Trask from Florida.

  5. I hope Drew Lock is a successful NFL QB. He is paired with a long time defensive coordinator as his head coach. Not the best pairing if you ask me.

  6. I mean, he’s struggling, not uncommon but, he’s shown flashes. He’s got another half a season to show improvement it’s a bit early to call him a bust.

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