Vic Fangio: Both QBs played well, no separation today

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Drew Lock got the first shot to run the Broncos offense in Saturday’s preseason opener and he made the most of it.

Lock drove the Broncos to Minnesota’s 4-yard-line to open the game, hit KJ Hamler for an 80-yard touchdown on the first play of the second drive, and threw another touchdown to cap a 10-play, 85-yard drive with his second touchdown pass of the day. Lock was 5-of-7 for 151 yards before giving way to Teddy Bridgewater, who had success as well.

Bridgewater was 7-of-8 for 74 yards and a touchdown, which led head coach Vic Fangio to say after the game that both quarterbacks played well.

“I don’t think any separation happened today,” Fangio said, via Andrew Mason of DNVR Sports.

Bridgewater is set to start the team’s second preseason game and he’ll likely see more starters than the Vikings fielded on Saturday, so that may be a spot where some separation starts to appear in the Broncos’ quarterback competition.

12 responses to “Vic Fangio: Both QBs played well, no separation today

  1. I think I saw a purple tear gently roll down Fran Tarkenton’s face on the poor effort put forth by the Vikings today….

  2. rwd57200 says:
    August 14, 2021 at 7:48 pm
    Anyone watching the game could see Lock was the superior quarterback.


    Considering his past performance, that must scare the crap out of Bronco fans…

  3. Zero vikings starters played in that game? Yeah right, he’s great until regular season starts.

  4. Vic knows its preseason, unlike fans who had no clue preseason is nothing but bunch of back ups from 2nd, 3rd and 4th strings.

  5. Teddy is gonna take that job, playing with the starters is gonna show.

    The vikes are a train wreck. I guess when your qb is more important than the team the team will suck.

  6. There were almost NO starters for the Vikings playing. No way to determine much about the Vikings except that they would be AGAIN screwed if they lose multiple starters like they did last year.

  7. Denverdave is right – your scrubs are better than ours. As were Denver’s 2 starting QBs, starting O-line and starting WRs that played the first half. If either team judges their future on that game, they need counseling.

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