Denver Broncos: There is growing reason for Drew Lock to have a chip on his shoulder
Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock has found a recent wave of disrespect.
Though fans of the Broncos are quite excited about the prospect of having Drew Lock as “the guy” for the next handful of years, there are many others who are far from sold on the second-year quarterback.
In addition to there being 34 quarterbacks with a higher Madden rating than Lock, but Adam Maya of NFL.com identified the quarterback spot as the biggest weakness on the team.
To start, it’s ridiculous that there are 34 quarterbacks with a higher Madden rating, especially since there are only 32 starting positions in the league. The list of guys with higher ratings includes both quarterbacks for the Chicago Bears — Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles — and three quarterbacks who have never shown a pass in the NFL, Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa and Jordan Love.
That’s a bit disrespectful.
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But even worse is what Maya had to say. There is simply no way that quarterback is the biggest weakness in Denver.
Yes, Maya makes a good point that the December run put together by Lock may have Broncos fans more hopeful than confident after enduring the days of Trevor Siemian, Case Keenum and Joe Flacco as the team’s starter. But Lock didn’t look like a fluke in those games.
It’s reasonable to doubt Lock a bit but to call him the biggest weakness on the team (especially if you fully examine the cornerback position) is ridiculous.
But all of this can play into Lock’s favor, especially if he is the type of guy who thrives off being doubted. All of these small things could lead to a rather big chip on the shoulder of the 23-year old.
Time will tell. He could also be the kind of guy who could care less what others have to say.