Denver Broncos stock up, stock down heading into Bucs week
Jeff Driskel, QB
Denver Broncos fans’ biggest fears came to life early against the Steelers when QB Drew Lock took a jarring hit and exited the game with a shoulder injury, that was determined will sideline him for 2-6 weeks.
Despite being sacked six times, Driskel played pretty well when thrown into the fire, finishing the day completing 18-of-34 passes for 256 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception for a QBR of 84.9.
Better yet, Driskel kept the offense competitive enough for a second-half resurgence and hung in with a very good Steelers team until the final seconds. Despite the talent of the Steelers’ defense, Driskel’s confidence did not waver.
Of course, Drew Lock going down is not ideal, and although the Broncos signed QB Blake Bortles as an insurance policy earlier this week, it appears as though the Broncos are comfortable with starting Jeff Driskel against the Bucs. And he has earned that confidence.