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Broncos Coach Vic Fangio Sends Clear Message About QB Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater attempts a pass.

DENVER, COLORADO - DECEMBER 19: Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Denver Broncos throws the ball during the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Empower Field At Mile High on December 19, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater had to leave Empower Field at Mile High in an ambulance this past Sunday due to a concussion. Though it sounds like he's doing much better, the expectation is that he'll miss this weekend's game.

Since the Broncos will most likely rest Bridgewater this weekend, Drew Lock is expected to start. The third-year quarterback completed 50 percent of his passes for 88 yards and a touchdown in relief duty last Sunday.

Lock will have yet another opportunity to show what he can do as a starter, albeit Broncos head coach Vic Fangio doesn't envision a quarterback controversy emerging at this stage in the season.

Fangio said that Bridgewater will remain the team's starter as long as he's healthy. That won't change even if Lock plays extremely well on Sunday.

Lock's rookie season with the Broncos showed a lot of promise . In 2020, however, he had 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. His inability to take care of the football forced the front office to go out and get Bridgewater.

Bridgewater hasn't been an MVP candidate by any means this season, but he is playing efficient football. He's completing 66.9 percent of his passes for 3,052 yards and 18 touchdowns.

The Broncos should provide an update on Bridgewater's status later this week. For now, he remains in concussion protocol.