Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio has to be on the hot seat after an ugly 17-14 loss Thursday night against the Cleveland Browns.
The Broncos offense sputtered, got no help from the running game, and the Browns won with a slew of injuries all over the roster.
So will a quarterback change be coming after four straight losses?
The answer is a resounding no.
Fangio made it clear after the game and said as much without much hesitation:
“I thought he played good, especially there in the second half,” Fangio said. “I do not think Teddy’s injuries from my vantage point affected him that much. I thought that he was courageous. He is our quarterback.”
This either speaks to blind loyalty in Bridgewater or zero faith in Lock.
Vic Fangio has full faith in Teddy Bridgewater as the Broncos' QB1 🏈 pic.twitter.com/ixV9WZBxTf
— Broncos Country (@BroncoCountryCP) October 22, 2021
Going Down With The Ship
Fangio’s team has a ton of problems and a quarterback switch may not solve them all.
However, it was clear Bridgewater was limited Thursday night.
Is Lock really so bad he can’t even get a chance to prove himself?
You want the cold hard truth?
Teddy Bridgewater – Not the answer
Drew Lock – Not the answer
Vic Fangio – Not the answer
Pat Shurmur – Not the answer
The #Broncos have no owner and a 1st year GM who did not address the long-term plan at QB. There is no end in sight.
— Denver Broncos 365 (@DailyBroncos) October 17, 2021
The Broncos coaching staff must really think Lock is an awful option if he cannot get any time over an injured Bridgewater.
Bridgewater now has extra time to rehab and prepare for Denver’s Week 8 game against the Washington Football Team.
Given he played Thursday, he may need to be in an actual cast to not play in that Halloween showdown.
Fangio has to be on his way out given the current trajectory of this team after a 3-0 start.
Putting a hobbled Bridgewater on the field and ignoring the obvious speaks to him being in way over his head in this role.