Vic Fangio hopes to get Drew Lock, Teddy Bridgewater a lot of preseason snaps


Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said last week that neither Drew Lock nor Teddy Bridgewater could create separation in the team’s quarterback competition during their work at organized team activities.

That will push the main part of the competition to the summer when training camp practices and preseason games will play a large role in determining who will be under center against the Giants in Week One. Given that approach, it was not a surprise to hear Fangio say Tuesday that he wants both players to see a lot of time in the team’s three preseason games.

“Probably play them a little more in preseason than teams may play their No. 1 quarterback,” Fangio said, via Mike Klis of KUSA. “I did a semi-study a few years ago when teams were not playing their quarterbacks at all in preseason. Some were and some weren’t. Some of most veteran and best quarterbacks were playing a lot of snaps in the preseason. Some of the younger ones that probably needed it weren’t. To me, it was kind of telling. These guys need snaps and they need to play, especially when you have a young quarterback like we have in Drew and a new quarterback like we have in Teddy. Hopefully we’ll get them a lot of snaps and the decision will be made easy.”

The Broncos will face the Vikings, Seahawks, and Rams in August and those games will be must watch affairs for those interested in seeing who will run the Broncos Offense this season.

10 responses to “Vic Fangio hopes to get Drew Lock, Teddy Bridgewater a lot of preseason snaps

  1. Maybe one will level up if they get enough snaps must be his thinking. Ah, that’s harsh but this appears to be one who is underwhelming, and one who was overvalued and I’m not sure either is the answer. Teddy won’t let your team sink but he doesn’t raise all boats so to speak. I’m not sure what Lock is but I don’t think he is a back up. Either he is a starter or he just doesn’t take another step and I think he’s out of the league before long. Either way not great odds for success. All that being said we have a QB in Detroit who , wait for it “went to the Super Bowl!” And I’ll trade Goff right now for either one and a bag of the letters and numbers they apply to the backs of blank jerseys if Denver is interested?

  2. With the 2nd pick in the 2022 NFL draft the Denver Broncos select? a QB. Houston has the 1st pick

  3. Drew has a better arm but Teddy is a better leader. It will be a tough decision for Vangio on who to start.

  4. As a Chiefs fan, I’m almost as happy Fangio is the Broncos coach as I am Reid is the Chiefs coach.

  5. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    June 1, 2021 at 8:30 pm
    Drew has a better arm but Teddy is a better leader. It will be a tough decision for Vangio on who to start.
    Might as well flip a coin, as the old saying goes if you think you have 2 starting QB’ you really have no starting QB. Elway how much longer do you think the Broncos are going to give office space?

  6. Teddy Bridgewater seemed to reach a peak or a plateau in Carolina. He is a good QB but not a great one. Drew Lock has more upside.

  7. With the way OTAs and training camp is limited now, there are far fewer snaps available to every QB these days, and only three preseason games. I would have to think Bridgewater would outpace Locke as he becomes more familiar with the offense (which is something people underestimate the difficulty of).

    Maybe Teddy is just a good backup for the rest of his career, but Denver clearly doesn’t think Locke is the true answer as a starter.

  8. Better start Brett Rypien, you already know what you have…or better yet…don’t have in these two hacks.

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