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Broncos’ Drew Lock wants to be Darth Vader vs. Chiefs

Drew Lock, Broncos, Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock will be in a bit of an awkward situation when his team faces off against the Kansas City Chiefs in Wek 7. The former Missouri standout grew up in the state as a Chiefs fan, and this is exactly why he intends to play the role of Darth Vader against his boyhood team on Sunday.

Lock, whose family will have no option but to turn their back on the Chiefs to support Drew and the Broncos, opened up about how he feels about the upcoming matchup. Don’t worry, he also provided an explanation about the rather out-of-this-galaxy Star Wars reference:

“It’s hard to forget 22 years of your life, especially because I’m only 23 now,” Lock said this week, via the team’s official website (h/t Kevin Patra of NFL.com). “This is my first full year out of Kansas City. Everyone remembers their hometown, so there will always be that feeling of, ‘My parents are actually leaving Kansas City to come see the game,’ type of deal. It’s nothing that makes you play different or nothing that get me all amped up to play the game this week – that’s not how it works. You should be amped up for every game every week.

“It is cool, I’ll say that. It is cool to be able to put the Darth Vader mask on and steer away from the Jedi and come to the dark side, so to say, over here in Denver. I kind of like playing that guy. Hopefully, I can be that guy and get a win this Sunday and start the rivalry a little bit.”

There you have it. As it turns out, Lock meant that there’s no question as to where his loyalty lies now. Needless to say, he will do everything in his (non-Jedi) power to help the Broncos to a victory against the Chiefs.

Denver is 2-3 on the season. Lock returned last week against the New England Patriots after missing time with an injury. While the young quarterback struggled mightily, the Broncos secured an 18-12 win.