Sources: All 3 Broncos QBs can't play vs. Saints

Sources: All 3 Broncos QBs can't play vs. Saints

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — In the on-field scenario many in the league feared the most with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Denver Broncos plan to play the New Orleans Saints on Sunday with no available quarterbacks for the game.

The Broncos’ three eligible quarterbacks — Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles — were each deemed to be a “high-risk” close contact to quarterback Jeff Driskel, and none of the three can be in uniform for Sunday’s game, sources told VioletSport.

Driskel tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and was moved to the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list later that day.

The Broncos will not be forfeiting Sunday’s game, a source told VioletSport’s Adam Schefter.

Lock, Rypien and Bortles, who is on the practice squad, were pulled off the field early in Saturday’s practice and told to isolate at home after contact-tracing concerns had arisen, sources told VioletSport. The three were discovered to have not worn masks at one point during contact with Driskel, team sources told VioletSport, but it was unclear if that occurred during practice or a meeting.

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