We eluded to this on Monday when the Sutton extension was announced. The story, however, worries about the team adding Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson or Russell Wilson. While it's an upgrade over Bridgewater or Lock, all three come with baggage, of course. But mix in a running game and TE Noah Fant and the Broncos are certainly an attractive destination that could put the team over the top with a QB upgrade.
Bridgewater is dealing with a foot issue. The Broncos started 3-0 but have since lost three-straight games. It's a quick turnaround on Thursday night for the struggling Broncos who are going up against the banged up Browns team. If it turns out Bridgewater can't go, it would be Lock getting the start.
Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who sustained a concussion in Sunday’s 23-7 loss to Baltimore, will have to clear several hurdles to start Sunday at Pittsburgh. But it is possible.
“Your progression through the return-to-play protocol is based on your symptoms,” said Dr. Casey Batten, director of primary care sports medicine at Cedars-Sinai’s Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles.
If Bridgewater’s symptoms subside throughout the week and he is cleared by multiple physicians and medical personnel, he could play.
The article is more of a "what if" piece. The doctor quoted has not evaluated Bridgewater, but the point for fantasy owners is there is a path for Bridgewater to play this week, and owners will have to follow closely. If he can't go, Lock would get the start.