The Denver Broncos had a rough Week 15. They fell 15-10 to the Cincinnati Bengals, and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a scary head injury. He was carted off of the field in the third quarter and was taken to the hospital for further medical attention.

Bridgewater was released from the hospital on Monday and his condition is improving. However, he was placed in concussion protocol, forcing Vic Fangio and the Broncos to rethink the remainder of their season. On Monday, it seemed like Drew Lock was the expected quarterback for Week 16 against the Las Vegas Raiders. But Fangio might have another weapon up his sleeve.

NFL reporter Tom Pelissero tweeted on Tuesday afternoon that the Broncos signed quarterback Anthony Gordon to their practice squad. Gordon, the former quarterback for the Washington State Cougars, went undrafted in the 2020 NFL Draft.

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Although it is more than likely that Lock will get the start against the Raiders on Sunday, this is an interesting addition to the Broncos' squad. They also have quarterback Brett Rypien, who shared snaps with Bridgewater and Lock in the Broncos' three preseason games.

With the current COVID-19 outbreak in the NFL, there is a great possibility that Denver acquired Gordon as a cushion, if either of their other two backup quarterbacks end up on the COVID-19 list.