The Denver Broncos are still waiting on starting quarterback Drew Lock to return from injury. Lock has missed the last two games with a shoulder issue.
This afternoon, when the Broncos took the practice field, Lock was out with his teammates but not participating. 9News’ Mike Klis said the second-year pro was an observer on Tuesday.
Head coach Vic Fangio had previously stated that Lock had a “50-50” chance to play this Sunday. The Broncos will travel to New England to take on the Patriots at 4:25 p.m. ET.
“I just need to see a healthy quarterback,” Fangio said of Lock. “I’m not going to put him out there unless he’s healthy, he can throw without hesitation, without altering his delivery and he’s very confident – and healthy – that he can go out there and play normal.”
Drew Lock observing but not practicing. #9sports
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) October 6, 2020
Drew Lock injured his throwing shoulder in the Broncos‘ Week 2 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jeff Driskel started in his place against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 3, with Brett Rypien getting the nod in Week 4 against the New York Jets.
Assuming Lock can’t go this weekend, Rypien would likely start again after helping Denver to its first win last Thursday.