The Denver Broncos haven’t made a decision on which quarterback they will start against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
Drew Lock is recovering from a rib injury and he was limited at practice on Thursday and Friday. If the team believes Lock can play through the pain, he will start in Week 11.
If Lock isn’t deemed healthy enough to play, Brett Rypien will start in his place. Broncos coach Vic Fangio said before practice Friday that Lock could potentially dress as an emergency backup even if he’s not ready to start.
“I’m going to let them make a decision on whether or not they want to play me or not,” Lock said on Thursday. “Obviously, I’ll give my opinion and I want to play, but in the end, it’s not 100 percent up to me what happens.”
Rypien has been preparing as if he will start.
“I’m going about it like I’m playing this week,” the second-year QB said. “I don’t know what will happen on Sunday, but like I said, I take the same mentality every week.”
Lock will be listed as questionable on Denver’s final injury report. Fangio said the team hopes to make a QB decision by Friday evening.