DENVER (KDVR) — When Drew Lock went down holding his shoulder against the Pittsburgh Steelers back on Sept. 20, Broncos Country thought it might be a long season without their quarterback.
Fast forward to today, and Drew Lock has only missed two games, and even better news… he practiced on a limited basis. As of right now, Coach Vic Fangio is not ruling Lock out for starting on Sunday at the New England Patriots.
“Well, he will partake in individual periods where there are some good amount of throwing to see how he looks. Then judge it from there,” said Fangio. “We will constantly judge it through the practice and based on all of that and how he does the next few days, we will decide.”
Right now, Brett Rypien is listed as the backup quarterback on the depth chart but he was the one sitting in the media chair answering our questions.
“I am going about it like I am going to play Sunday, obviously there is a lot of uncertainty with Drew (Lock). He is going to be practicing a little bit today, and that’s great. I am really happy that he is able to come back,” Rypien said.
It’s business as usual for Rypien, and he knows Lock is the guy if he’s healthy enough.
“At the end of the day I understand my role, this is Drew Locks’ team. Drew Lock has been the leader of this franchise for the last year, and he’s done an unbelievable job with that,” said Rypien.
Looking back at the Rypien’s first game as a starter back on Thursday against the Jets, he had his moments despite three interceptions, but let’s remember, this team brought in Blake Bortles for a reason. He’s had about two weeks with the team, so the options could be endless on Sunday against the New England Patriots.