Oct 21, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) throws the ball during warmups before the game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos backup quarterback Drew Lock is out for Sunday’s game at Dallas due to COVID protocol.
The team announced his status four hours before kickoff of the Broncos’ Week 9 game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Lock lost the preseason quarterback competition with Teddy Bridgewater, who will start again for the Broncos (4-4) on Sunday.
Tight end Noah Fant is on the COVID-19 list after a positive test earlier in the week and out at Dallas.
With Lock unavailable, Brett Rypien is the No. 2 quarterback for the Broncos.
In November 2020, Lock was ruled ineligible for a game against the New Orleans Saints for violating COVID protocols.
–Field Level Media