Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio was happy with the way both Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater played in the preseason opener. Before the preseason ooener, Fangio said the competition was even and both quarterbacks would have their chance to earn the starting quarterback job.
Both Lock and Bridgewater led scoring drives and looked comfortable running the offense as the Broncos beat the Minnesota Vikings 33-6. "I thought that they both played well,'' Fangio said to the media following the game, per ESPN.
" ... They both were helped by the overall play of our offense; we ran the ball well early that sets up our play-action game. ... And then Teddy gets in there and moves the team well. I don't think any separation happened in this game, if anybody's looking for it.
... I'm thrilled they both played well. I want it to be a hard decision.' '
Both Lock and Bridgewater were in great spirits after the game
"It was a good feeling,'' Lock said. " ... Absolutely happier, feels good to put some points up on the board ...
just fun to be a part of.' ' Bridgewater added: "To go out there and execute at a high level with all three units, it was good to see... No one really cares who's back there; we just want to win football games.'
' Lock and Bridgewater confident after the preseason opener. "If you're not punting the ball, you're obviously doing something right, and that gives not just Teddy and I, but the whole offense, a lot of confidence,'' Lock said.
A few days ago, Bridgewater reflected on his experience of almost having his leg amputated. "I've found myself thinking about it more lately than I have in the past," Bridgewater said on Wednesday. "Just about the day I was injured and up until this point.
Because I use it as motivation now. Before I used to just brush it off like, man, it happened, keep going. Now it's just like, man, here I am where I could have been counted out. I almost had to have my leg amputated and things like that, and it's like when I wake up in the morning I'm blessed.
I get an opportunity to put my feet on the ground and go out here and play football, a game that I love to play. So I have so much fun playing this game now, more fun than I ever have, the more that I think what I went through here."