Denver Broncos: What would the perfect 2021 offseason look like?
By Noah Smith
Drew Lock gets to work with his young weapons
Looking back, the Broncos’ offense was behind from the start for the 2020 Season.
The Denver Broncos entered the season with the youngest offense in the NFL, including a quarterback in his first year of starting, two rookie receivers, and a rookie center. A lot was expected of an incredibly young offense in their first year of Pat Shurmur’s system.
Oh, and the COVID-19 pandemic forced teams to learn their playbooks almost entirely virtually.
While Lock certainly didn’t play well enough for anyone to anoint him “the guy” moving forward, Lock showed progression throughout the year and seemed to be finally figuring out his young weapons. A full offseason will only increase their chemistry and trust and will give Lock the best opportunity moving forward to shine.
Along with having reps with his young stars, Lock will also get his favorite target back in Courtland Sutton. Sutton’s massive frame and wingspan help him haul in passes from Lock while under duress, and it’s clear the two have strong chemistry.
With a full offseason to work on his game, it’s time for Drew Lock to reward the Broncos’ faith in him. George Paton may choose to move in a different direction at quarterback, but Lock showed promise towards the end of the season and could give Paton the confidence to roll with Lock in 2021.
Whoever the quarterback is for the Broncos, having a full offseason will help in establishing chemistry, and will hopefully make the 2021 offense more dynamic and explosive.