Denver Broncos fined QBs for breaking COVID-19 protocol


After Denver Broncos backup quarterback Jeff Driskel examined constructive for COVID-19 final week, the league acquired footage that confirmed Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles all in the identical room with Driskel with their masks down.

In accordance with COVID-19 protocols, all 4 QBs had been deemed ineligible for Sunday’s sport towards the New Orleans Saints, so apply squad broad receiver Kendall Hinton was referred to as up as an emergency QB.

Broncos coach Vic Fangio mentioned Wednesday the QBs had been fined.

“We fined them simply following the identical positive schedule that we’ve had for different COVID violations with the gamers all through the season.”

Earlier this week, Fangio mentioned he was disenchanted within the QBs for breaking protocol and never setting good examples as leaders of the workforce.

Lock was requested Wednesday if he was bothered Fangio’s remarks.

“No,” Lock mentioned. “Something that Coach Vic says it’s not in my alternative or my jurisdiction to actually get upset with him. He’s my boss. He’s the chief of this workforce and no matter he says goes. I really feel like we had been taking a bit little bit of management coming in and preparing ourselves and doing that ourselves on a day the place everybody else is at dwelling.

“So, I really feel like that reveals management. However, once more, we didn’t do the fitting factor. We didn’t have them on the entire time we had been in there. That’s simply the purpose of the matter is that they felt prefer it was off for the period of time to have the ability to hold us out of the sport. That’s what it’s, and we’ve bought to be higher.”

Lock, Rypien and Bortles have all returned from the Reserve/COVID-19 listing after testing damaging daily since Driskel’s constructive check final week.



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