Drew’s got game
Although the play-calling from Rich Scangarello was suspect after the first quarter, we saw what we needed to see from Drew Lock in this game regardless of the outcome — the rookie’s got game.
His touchdowns to Courtland Sutton were beauties. he had another throw to Noah Fant in the red zone that could have been a touchdown and a pass that was dropped by DaeSean Hamilton that could have potentially gone for six, or at least a big gain late in the fourth quarter.
There were rookie mistakes from Lock in this game, notably his interception over the middle of the field trying to fit the ball into a tight window as well as a couple of misfires/miscommunications with Noah Fant, Courtland Sutton, and Jeff Heuerman, but Lock did a good job of moving the chains on third down when he was tasked with doing so, and he showed great poise after throwing an interception.
He also put the ball in a pretty good spot on the last offensive play of the game, taking a deep shot to Courtland Sutton and getting a pass interference call.
Lock made some nice plays with his legs and got rid of the ball quickly when he identified a blitz pre-snap.
Although he wasn’t perfect — and no one expected him to be — I think Lock was good and showed there’s finally something to build on at QB here for the Broncos.
And that — in addition to a victory — should give Broncos fans plenty to be excited about right now.