Broncos Lose Four Quarterbacks to COVID-19 Against Saints

Gabe Salvat, Staff Writer

On Saturday, Nov. 28, the Denver Broncos announced that their four quarterbacks (Drew Lock, Brett Rypien, Blake Bortles and Jeff Driskel) posed too high of a risk to play against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Nov. 29.

Driskel experienced COVID-19 symptoms and later tested positive for the virus, and the rest of them were in direct contact with him. 

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the quarterbacks got sidelined due to a disregard of COVID-19 protocols. Lock, Rypien and Bortles allegedly did not properly wear their masks around Driskel, who tested positive, missing a crucial when around those demonstrating COVID-19 symptoms. 

Despite the lack of quarterbacks, the Denver Broncos still played against the New Orleans Saints on Nov. 29. The team experienced a loss, with the final score 31-3. Without any quarterbacks on their team, the Broncos did not  perform to the best of their ability. 

This loss also leaves the Broncos with a record of four wins and seven losses.  With this, the Broncos currently place third in the AFC (American Football Conference) West division for the 2020-21 season.