Vrabel made the move to Ryan Tannehill after the Broncos followed up a Marcus Mariota interception with a touchdown that stretched their lead to 13-0 in the third quarter. Vrabel said the team “needed to find a way to score” and he thought that Tannehill might provide that.
“We’re really just trying to find a way to move the football, score some points,” Vrabel said at his postgame press conference.
Vrabel said Tannehill, who went 13-of-16 for 144 yards, played OK while noting they were shut out in the 16-0 loss. Tannehill said that Vrabel has not given any indication about which quarterback will start against the Chargers in Nashville next week.