Broncos: 3 bold predictions for Drew Lock in the 2020 NFL season
Once Drew Lock finally got a chance to start for the Denver Broncos in the 2019 season, he really gave the team and their fans a lot of hope. Since Peyton Manning hung up the cleats, the Broncos have tried a lot of different quarterback options, and they have all failed. The last attempt was to bring Joe Flacco in, but he looked like he was well past his prime before being lost for the season with an injury.
Lock started five games with the Broncos in 2019 and won four of them, with the only loss coming against the Kansas City Chiefs. Lock threw for 1,020 yards, seven touchdowns, and three interceptions.
The expectations are high for his 2020 season, and let’s look at three bold predictions for how he will perform.
3. Finishes in the top 12 in passing yards
During the 2019 season, Jimmy Garoppolo had the 12th most passing yards in the league throwing for 3,978 yards. And there is no reason Lock can’t finish throwing for at least 4,000.
One thing that is being overlooked about this offseason is the team bringing in Pat Shurmur, who does a great job of getting the most out of the quarterbacks he has worked with.
What he did with Case Keenum with the Minnesota Vikings was nothing short of incredible, and he should really help Lock improve.
2. Throws eight or fewer interceptions
Lock wasn’t afraid to take chances with the Broncos in 2019, but he was smart when he took them, and that helped him limit the interceptions. He only threw three of them in five starts, and in 2020, he won’t throw more than eight.
Look for him to take good care of the ball and to only take those chances at the perfect time. Don’t take his lack of interceptions for not trying to push the ball down the field or not being willing to go for the home run.
1. Lock leads the Broncos to a playoff win
Predicting an extra number of wins for the Broncos in the regular season is tough, but they are going to do enough to make the playoffs. And Lock will lead to them at least one victory when they get there.
The AFC West is going to be tough, but the Broncos are going to steal one of the games against the Kansas City Chiefs and even if they can’t win the division, they will get one of the wild card spots.
After the 2020 season, Lock might be considered the best quarterback in the 2019 draft class.