Posted: 4/22/2021 6:48 pm UTC
Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock has a fan in new general manager George Paton, but Paton quickly added that the team still plans on bringing in outside competition for the starting job this offseason. 'We do like Drew Lock,' Paton said at a news conference Thursday, April 22. 'What we don't want to do is force (competition). We still have time. There's a trade market. We still have the draft. We're going to be patient ... not force it. But we do want competition'
Huddle Up: Regarded as a preseason sleeper by many, Lock was was a 2020 disappointment in his second season with 16 touchdown passes, 15 interceptions and only two 300-yard games. Barring moving up to draft an elite QB next week, the Paton-promised competition likely will come from acquiring a veteran such as a Teddy Bridgewater or Gardner Minshew, and if so there will be a Mile High QB Derby to track this offseason.
Posted: 4/19/2021 10:25 pm UTC
Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock was one of about 20 players to report for the start of offseason workouts Monday, April 19.
Huddle Up: Lock is the leading candidate for the starting job at this point, but the team may add a quarterback early in the 2021 NFL Draft. Fantasy players probably should see the Broncos starter as a No. 2 quarterback no matter who wins the job.
Posted: 3/05/2021 5:56 pm UTC
Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock struggled with inconsistency in his second season as a starter and is expected to have competition in 2021, even if the Broncos are unable to land a clear upgrade such as the Houston Texans' Deshaun Watson. 'Until Drew proves to be the next great quarterback like the ones that the Denver franchise has been used to in years past, or the ones certain teams around the league have, we're going to always try and bring in competition,' Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said during a news conference Thursday, March 4. 'But I have confidence that Drew can continue to improve.'
Huddle Up: Propped up by many for a 2020 breakout, Lock threw only one more touchdown pass (16) than interception (15) and saw his completion percentage fall from 64.1 to 57.3. There is a talented supporting cast in the Mile High City with WR Courtland Sutton due back from injury, but Lock is low-end QB2 for now who will likely have to win a QB competition this summer to keep his job.
Posted: 1/19/2021 7:09 pm UTC
Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock is a player that president of football operations John Elway is 'still high on,' but Elway indicated Tuesday, Jan. 19, that new general manager George Paton 'will continue to look to fill that spot if we don't think that Drew is that guy.'
Huddle Up: Elway noted that 2020 was "essentially (Lock's) rookie year and the season was "not by any means an ideal situation for Drew," but the rest of his comments suggested the final decision will lie with Paton. While Lock has flashed at times, it is also clear that Elway expected much more this past season after loading up on playmakers like Noah Fant and Jerry Jeudy over the last two drafts. Expect Denver to be active in adding a quarterback upgrade via free agency or the draft this spring.
Posted: 1/05/2021 8:40 pm UTC
Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock 'can be' the team's starting quarterback in 2021, according to head coach Vic Fangio, who noted Lock will 'have to improve.'
Huddle Up: The Broncos went all-in on giving Lock as much skill-position talent as possible last offseason. While he did flash at times and rarely had the benefit of the supporting cast that was promised him, the second-year quarterback still only managed a 16:15 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Denver should be considered one of the teams most likely to add or trade for a proven veteran - such as Matthew Stafford or Carson Wentz - that could be deemed expendable by their current teams.
Posted: 12/28/2020 2:03 am UTC
Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock completed 24 of his 47 passes for 264 yards and two interceptions and rushed five times for 15 yards and a score in 19-16 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 16.
Huddle Up: It was the eighth time this year Lock has thrown one touchdown or less, and he is no more than a shot-in-the-dark streaming option heading into the finale against Las Vegas.
Posted: 12/20/2020 1:21 am UTC
Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock went 20-for-32 for 132 yards and one touchdown with an interception against the Buffalo Bills in Week 15. He lost a fumble that was returned by Buffalo for a touchdown.
Huddle Up: Lock wasn't even able to pad his stats with garbage-time yardage in the blowout loss. It was a disappointing performance coming off his four-touchdown day against the Carolina Panthers in Week 14.
Posted: 12/13/2020 10:05 pm UTC
Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock completed 21-of-27 passes for 280 yards, a career-high four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 14 game against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: Lock had two three-TD performances in his career, including Week 8 against the Chargers, but this was his best career showing in terms of TD strikes in a single game. He picked the right time for it for those taking a flyer on him in deeper fantasy leagues and DFS. The Broncos are back in action Saturday at home against the Buffalo Bills.
Posted: 12/12/2020 3:27 am UTC
Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 11, and is not on the injury report for Week 14.
Huddle Up: Lock has thrown at least two touchdowns in three of the last five games but also ranks second in the NFL with 13 interceptions. He could be a possible starting option in two-quarterback leagues but should be avoided in all standard leagues.
Posted: 12/11/2020 3:25 am UTC
Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock (back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 10.
Huddle Up: Lock has thrown at least two touchdowns in three of the last five games but also has nine interceptions during that span. Fantasy players should be able to find better options and can avoid Lock this week.