John Elway, on whether Drew Lock is the starting QB in 2020: “Well, I mean, I don’t see any options right now … I think it’s unrealistic to say that we’re going in a different direction.”
— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) December 30, 2019
This is probably the best way the Broncos can handle the situation, and hopefully, it can give a little of extra confidence to Lock knowing he doesn't have to worry about losing his job this offseason.
Lock led the Broncos to a 4-1 record in his five starts and he has shown to have everything in his arsenal to be a good quarterback. He still needs to make improvements in some areas of his skill-set, but a solid offseason and Denver should be in good shape to make it back to the playoffs in 2020.
The next question for the Broncos has to be what happens with Joe Flacco. Flacco is scheduled to have an MRI in the next month or so to see if he needs surgery to repair a herniated disc, according to Jeff Legwold of ESPN. Flacco won't decide until after that MRI if he will continue to play football or hang up the cleats.
It's worth noting, Flacco also said if he does come back, he has no problems being the backup for Lock. If Flacco does return in that capacity, it would be a real asset for Lock to have a Super Bowl championship in his ear making adjustments during games.
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