Denver Broncos: What we learned from Drew Lock's first start

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DENVER, COLORADO - DECEMBER 01: Quarterback Drew Lock #3 of the Denver Broncos throws against the Los Angeles Chargers in the first quarter at Empower Field at Mile High on December 01, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The Denver Broncos ushered in the Drew Lock era on Sunday with a win over Philip Rivers and the Chargers. What did we learn?

The Denver Broncos may be 4-8 at the start of the month of December, but they are riding high after the strong debut of rookie quarterback Drew Lock ended in a walk-off (kick-off?) victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Lock completed 18-of-28 pass attempts (64.3 percent) for 134 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Lock also added 15 yards on the ground as a runner and generally put the ball in good spots with a few misfires -- including the interception -- sprinkled in.

It's been a long while since the Broncos had a young quarterback show this much promise and regardless of the outcome, the next four games are going to be very exciting for Broncos Country because we get to see a glimpse of the future at QB before heading into the 2020 offseason.

Broncos head coach Vic Fangio left no doubt about Lock being the starter for the Broncos next Sunday in Houston, and Lock himself stated he hoped his head coach didn't have to answer questions about who his starting quarterback would be for a long time.

Broncos head coach Vic Fangio left no doubt about Lock being the starter for the Broncos next Sunday in Houston, and Lock himself stated he hoped his head coach didn't have to answer questions about who his starting quarterback would be for a long time.

Lock showed poise all throughout the game and the Broncos finally have something to build on at the quarterback position. Here are some things we learned in the rookie's debut.

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