Quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles were pulled off the Broncos practice field last Saturday and sent home after the NFL deemed them high-risk close contacts of Jeff Driskel, who tested positive for the coronavirus on Thanksgiving Day.
It turns out, the four Denver QBs had gathered for some film study on their own Tuesday, but failed to wear masks while doing so.
Fangio, whose team fell to 4-7 with Kendall Hinton as the emergency starter at QB, said he was “disappointed on a couple of levels” that his quarterbacks’ actions put his team and the NFL into a difficult position.
On Wednesday, the head coach announced the punishment for the QB’s.
That loss to the Saints dropped the team to 4-7 and put them one step closer to being eliminated from playoff contention.