Denver Broncos: Drew Lock could miss Dolphins game with sore ribs
Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock could miss time with a rib injury.
After fighting through Sunday’s game against the Chargers, Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock may miss the upcoming matchup against the Miami Dolphins.
Lock has a strain of the oblique area.
Lock got beat up quite badly throughout Sunday’s loss to Las Vegas. He kept fighting through the pain, however, and ended up throwing a touchdown but also four interceptions in the loss.
Unfortunately, this is beginning to be a trend for Lock. He has missed plenty of games with injury. Even though he was never initially going to start as a rookie, the only thing stopping him from starting a little bit sooner was because he was recovering from a thumb injury that he suffered in the preseason of last year.
He missed a couple of games this year already due to a shoulder injury he suffered against the Pittsburgh Steelers and now is dealing with this latest injury.
Due to the fact that he appears to be injury-prone, it seems more and more likely that the team could and should look elsewhere for a quarterback. Not only that, though. It’s frustrating to see that he has not really improved, while other quarterbacks appear to have excelled.
It’s a disappointing continuation for a guy who appeared to have quite a lot of upside as he showed in his five starts last season. Unfortunately, we have only seen that sort of spark from him on an inconsistent basis.
In Lock’s place would end up being Brett Rypien, who the team signed as an undrafted free agent last year out of Boise State. Rypien has played in three games this season, with 27 completions on 40 attempts, 295 yards, two touchdowns, and four interceptions.
At this point in the season, any playoff hopes appear to be off the table. This truly has ended up being what many thought it would: a continuation of a rebuild.