Broncos coach Vic Fangio responds to Denver possibly adding another QB
The Denver Broncos were hit with some bad news after Monday night’s preseason game. Rookie quarterback Drew Lock will miss the rest of the preseason with a bad thumb injury on his throwing hand. The Broncos have another three signal-callers on the roster, and Lock wasn’t expected to start, so it’s not an awful situation. Coach Vic Fangio spoke to Broncos Wire on the lock’s injury
“It’s going to be a little bit of time, he sprained his thumb and, obviously, with a quarterback, your right thumb is pretty critical. So it’ll be some time.” Fangio said.
The Broncos still have plenty of depth on their roster at quarterback. Longtime backup Kevin Hogan will be the second-stringer, while Joe Flacco starts. Undrafted rookie Brett Rypien is still on the roster, but he could be gone by the time week one comes around. It would be surprising to see the Broncos add another quarterback, especially when the starters will play a lot of the third week of preseason.
This injury has a big impact on Lock’s development. As a rookie second-round pick, these preseason games are valuable opportunities to gain experience. The former Missouri Tiger is unpolished as a passer and decision-maker, so missing these snaps definitely hurts him.
Denver doesn’t have championship aspirations this year, but this injury hurts Drew Lock. It’s nothing too serious, but preseason snaps for a rookie quarterback are important. Any experience is good experience, so hopefully, Lock will be back soon.