Broncos haven’t made a decision on Drew Lock yet
We are 11 games into the season and the Denver Broncos are at 3-8 and in last place in the surprisingly competitive AFC West. While it has been a forgettable season for many Denver fans, many are still holding out hope that their president of football operations/general manager John Elway has secured the team’s future.
The team drafted quarterback Drew Lock No. 42 overall in this past draft, hoping to break the streak of failed quarterbacks to come through Denver since the retirement of Peyton Manning. So far this season, Lock has failed to suit up for the Broncos due to a thumb injury as the team has yet to make a decision whether to sit him out for the rest of the year or get him prepared to take the field.
Vic Fangio on @KOAColorado: No decision made yet on Drew Lock, but “all options are available,” from remaining on IR to being a backup or being on the field. Lack of practice time is “more the issue than his ability to learn [the offense],” Fangio said.
— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) November 25, 2019
If Lock is healthy and knowledgable enough about the Denver offense, the team should play him, even if it is just for a few meaningless regular season games.
Take Patrick Mahomes for example. Mahomes’ first couple starts definitely helped build his confidence in himself and the team around him.
The Broncos are in a no-lose situation here with Lock. If he plays well then his confidence goes up and will come out to begin next season with a few games of experience under his belt and having seen the speed of the NFL game. If Lock struggles, then you take it with a grain of salt and recognize and focus on the things he must improve on.
For Denver and Elway, let’s hope Lock is the one.