QB - DEN
After passing on a quarterback with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, Denver will prepare for a quarterback battle this offseason between Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater.
Broncos general manager George Paton cooled off on selecting a quarterback after acquiring Bridgewater. It will be a true competition between Lock and Bridgewater during OTA's, training camp and preseason for the Broncos starting quarterback role.
Mike Klis of 9 News is reporting that the Broncos are bringing in competition for QB Drew Lock.
“Until Drew proves to be the next great quarterback like the ones Denver has been used to in years past, or ones certain teams around the league have, we’re going to always try and bring in competition,” said Broncos HC Vic Fangio. “But I have confidence Drew can continue to improve.” Lock finished the 2020 season completing 57.3 percent of his passes for 2,933 yards with a 16:15 TD:INT ratio across 13 games. He added 160 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 44 carries. Lock has the tools and a talented supporting cast to be a successful QB, but will need to put all together if he plans on being the Broncos QB of the future. Lock will try to improve on his 2020 sophomore campaign and is currently 28th among all QBs in the latest expert consensus rankings for 2021.
Broncos coach Vic Fangio said Tuesday that Drew Lock "can be" the team's starting QB next year but added that "he's going to have to improve."
Even if there's an eventual shake up, coaches typically show full support to their players in end-of-season interviews. Fangio stopped short of that, though. Lock failed to take a second-year leap in 2020, compiling a 16:15 TD:INT ratio across 13 games. If nothing else we should expect Denver to bring in some competition for him.
Drew Lock didn't commit a turnover in the Broncos' 32-31 loss to the Raiders and completed 25-of-41 passes for 339 yards and two touchdowns in Week 17.
Lock saved the best for last and played will in the Broncos' finale. Unfortunately, one game doesn't change the fact that he was one of the worst quarterbacks this season, and his job is likely on the hot seat heading into next season. He finished his second season, completing 58% of his passes for 2933 yards with 19 touchdowns (three rushing), 15 interceptions, and four fumbles across 13 games.
Broncos QB Drew Lock completed 24-of-47 passes for 264 yards with two interceptions and rushed for 15 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' 19-16 loss to the Chargers.
Lock is now up to 19 turnovers this season (15 INT's, 4 fumbles) and continues to be a mediocre fantasy quarterback. Lock is not useful in redraft formats, but he still has some value in dynasty, especially with the young wide receivers he has at his disposal. However, the game still hasn't slowed down for him, and he can't be trusted to deliver consistently at the quarterback position. He'll need to improve drastically to be a viable asset in redraft next season.
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