Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock was able to show plenty of promise as a potential franchise cornerstone during his rookie year. It seems he even managed to make quite an impression on wide receiver Courtland Sutton.

Lock's only loss as a starter during the 2019 campaign came against the eventual Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Sutton feels there was more he could have done as one of the go-to options in the passing game, via Jon Heath of the Broncos Wire:

“The only game he lost was to the Super Bowl winners in a snow game,” wide receiver Courtland Sutton said during a Zoom conference call on Thursday. “We missed some opportunities. I know that y’all have seen the play with Tyrann Mathieu. That play is something that did haunt me for a while. I moved on from it.”

Lock finished the game completing 18-of-40 passed for 208 yards and an interception. Of course, his stat line could have looked much better for the Broncos had Sutton been able to bring in the pass that was broke up by safety Tyrann Mathieu.

Although the young Broncos may have come up short in Week 15, Lock would ultimately finish with a 4-1 record as a starter. The front office has since made efforts to fortify his supporting cast by signing running back Melvin Gordon in free agency and taking wide receiver Jerry Jeudy with the 15th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

The onus will fall on Sutton to serve as a stabilizing factor for Lock in the passing game if the Broncos hope to spark a potential resurgence this season.

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