Drew Lock was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2019. He was selected in the 2nd round as the 42nd overall pick at the 2019 NFL Draft. However, the starry-eyed youngster suffered a preseason injury.
Despite starting the year on bad note, Lock finished his Broncos debut season with a 4-1 record. In doing so, he tied with the legendary John Elway for most rookie quarterback wins (4). It took Elway 10 games to reach that mark, Drew did it in just 5. He was tipped for a breakout year in 2020 but things did not go as per plan.
Turns out, Lock managed four wins once again in the campaign last season with the Denver Broncos. However, this time he lost 9 games. He threw for 2,933 yards with 16 passing touchdowns against 15 interceptions. The clock is ticking for the former Missouri Tigers quarterback.
Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock primed for success
Former Denver Broncos running back, Phillip Lindsay, gave an interview to 9News’ Mike Klis today speaking about Drew Lock’s short term future under current coach, Vic Fangio.
He said, “They’re going to have a fantastic defense. [Head coach Vic] Fangio does a fantastic job with that. But for Drew, it’s ‘What did I not do last year that I need to do this year that’s going to put me on another level?’ He has the capability of doing that.”
“He’s hungry. He’s hearing all this backlash and all this stuff. But for Drew it’s not about what everybody else says, it’s between him and him. If he can look in the mirror and find himself, he’s going to have a great career going forward.”
“Drew holds his own future. Things have been set in place for him to be successful. He has to take advantage of it…He needs to continue to develop, that’s on him. He’s in a battle between him and him. Nobody else,” Lindsay said on the show.
Since making his debut in 2019, Lock has an 8-10-0 record in 18 starts. He has thrown for 3,953 yards with 23 passing TDs against 18 interceptions in the last two years. He will hope to improve on that tally when the league resumes in September.
This could be the make-or-break season for Drew Lock in Colorado. But will he live up to the challenge?