Broncos quarterback: Denver lacks a quarterback for Sunday Saints game due to Covid-19 protocols


In a statement on Saturday, the Broncos said Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles have been identified as “close contacts at high risk of Covid-19” and are due to complete a five-day quarantine.

“Three-quarters, who don’t feel any symptoms, immediately left the practice area and left the UCHealth training center. All three have always tested negative for Covid-19 via daily PCR tests and additional POC tests administered as a precaution ”, team statement he told me.

Quarterback Jeff Driskel and wide receiver Diontae Spencer were placed on the Reserve / Covid-19 list earlier this week.

Several Broncos players, including tight end Noah Fant, have reacted to the NFL decision on social media.

“I’m not the type to complain but @NFL you can’t send us in a game without QB,” Fant said on Twitter. “The most important position for an attack. We don’t even have a backup… ”

“Anyone know if Peyton Manning is busy tomorrow?” Laugh but serious, ”he said in another article.

Denver, currently at 4-6 for the season, is set to face the 8-2 Saints, who have won seven straight games, Sunday afternoon.

According to the team’s website, three players from the Broncos’ practice squad were bred in the game-day roster: tight end Troy Fumagalli, linebacker Josh Watson and safety Alijah Holder.

The team has not announced a replacement quarterback.


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