Vic Fangio “pretty damn close” to quarterback decision

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Broncos coach Vic Fangio said earlier this week it was “possible” he would name a starting quarterback after this weekend’s preseason game. Two days later, it sounds as if he’s even closer.

Pretty damn close, but you know we have more information coming, OK?” Fangio said Wednesday, via Troy Renck of thedenverchannel.com.

The Broncos traded for Teddy Bridgewater on April 28 to challenge Drew Lock for the starting job. They have had the offseason program, 18 training camp practices, including walk-throughs, and one preseason game.

Bridgewater will start Saturday in Seattle.

“You know man this is one of those deals where we are competing everyday to be the best team we can be as we get ready for the fall,” Bridgewater said when asked about the quarterback competition. “Like I said a couple of weeks ago, a decision will be made and we will go forward. Whatever happens, it will be best for the team. Right now all I can do is focus on being a better player, better teammate and a better father.”

Lock made the most of his start last week, completing 5 of 7 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns. Bridgewater was 7-of-8 for 74 yards and a score in relief.

“The human nature is to dive into it, think about it, almost over analyze it at times,” Lock said. “That’s just humans being humans. To say I’ve never done that during this process, I would be lying to you. But it really comes down to the basics. Controlling what you can control, thinking about how you can help the team win.”

20 responses to “Vic Fangio “pretty damn close” to quarterback decision

  1. If it isn’t Lock, then you might as well trade what you can get for him or release him – if you don’t think he is the answer over a guy like Bridgewater. ( I like Teddy, but he’s a journeyman back up)

  2. Teddy is a nice kid and if you need a QB the ho can deliver 0.8TD per game then he is definitely your guy!

  3. Lock is the slam dunk choice. Teddy has no deep ball and is just a check down game manager at this point.

  4. Vic Fangio looks like the guy that steals and eats your lunch out of the office fridge…no one has caught him in the act yet,but we all suspect exactly who it might be.

  5. orangecrush78 says:
    August 18, 2021 at 6:31 pm
    If it isn’t Lock, then you might as well trade what you can get for him or release him – if you don’t think he is the answer over a guy like Bridgewater. ( I like Teddy, but he’s a journeyman back up)
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    The journeyman back up had a higher completion percentage, averaged more passing yards per game and had a higher QBR then lock last season. Should I also mention that Lock led the league in interceptions even though he played in just 13 games? Bam, just did. It looks like a “journeyman back up” is better. Just saying!

  6. You have to go Lock…..give him a full regular offseason and season and see what he can do. Bridgewater is your career back up….good guy and can manage a team for a short period. If Lock fails….dump him in the offseason and go find your guy.

  7. theoriginalsurferbob says:
    August 18, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    It’s a 100% Lock that it’ll be Bridgewater. *rimshot*

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    theoriginalsurferbob says:
    August 18, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    It’s a 100% Lock that it’ll be Bridgewater. *brick*

  8. Drew Lock will be much more effective coming off the bench all fired up. If he starts, it’s going to be deja vu all over again.

  9. This is a classic Hobson’s Choice in terms of picking one of these two no-talent lightweights to lose all your games for you this season.

  10. Christopher Allan says:
    August 18, 2021 at 10:12 pm
    orangecrush78 says:
    August 18, 2021 at 6:31 pm
    If it isn’t Lock, then you might as well trade what you can get for him or release him – if you don’t think he is the answer over a guy like Bridgewater. ( I like Teddy, but he’s a journeyman back up)
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    The journeyman back up had a higher completion percentage, averaged more passing yards per game and had a higher QBR then lock last season. Should I also mention that Lock led the league in interceptions even though he played in just 13 games? Bam, just did. It looks like a “journeyman back up” is better. Just saying!

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    I don’t think you refuted his point. His point was that Bridgewater is what he is and if Lock can’t beat that, then Lock isn’t worth keeping around. He didn’t say “Lock is so much better than Bridgewater!”

  11. And Elway is “pretty damn sure” this could be his last year as GM with these two to choose from for your chances of making a playoff run.

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