With only one preseason game to go for the Denver Broncos, Vic Fangio stated after Saturday’s loss that Flacco’s backup will be decided after Thursday.
Joe Flacco is the Denver Broncos starting quarterback for 2019. There is no secret there. But what has yet to be decided is who will be “next man up” at the quarterback position. Broncos Country is going to know that decision after the final preseason matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.
Vic Fangio stated that the player that will be backing up Joe Flacco during the regular season will be decided in Denver’s final preseason matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.
If we were to look at the numbers, I would say Drew Lock has earned the chance to be the backup, but due to his sprained thumb, he might not be available right away. That leaves us with Kevin Hogan and Brett Rypien to determine that.
However, the Denver Broncos can decide that, if not for the injury, Drew Lock would be the backup quarterback. Which could very well mean that Thursday’s preseason contest will decide who will be the third string quarterback.
I believe Drew Lock has done enough to win the backup quarterback job. If that is the case, who should be behind Lock? It really depends on how you look at it.
The subject of the battle between Kevin Hogan and Brett Rypien was discussed on the IN-COM-PLETE!!! podcast. If Hogan truly has not performed well enough to be Joe Flacco’s backup or even as a third string, what is the point in holding on to him? And with the team having to play Rypien against the Rams and Cardinals, that is going to expose him to a lot of quarterback needy teams.
I believe Vic Fangio stated that the backup quarterback job will be decided just to see how Kevin Hogan and Brett Rypien perform on Thursday. He could very well state that Drew Lock is the backup as soon as he is healed.
So, in reality, the third quarterback will be decided in the final preseason game on Thursday. Does it make more sense to have two veterans and a rookie or a veteran with two rookie quarterbacks in the room? We will know for sure once the final roster is announced.