Drew Lock: Trade partners for Denver Broncos quarterback

Denver Broncos QB #3 Drew Lock. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos QB #3 Drew Lock. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images) /
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Denver Broncos QB #3 Drew Lock. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images) /

Drew Lock might be on a short leash as the 2021 NFL Draft inches closer. The Broncos’ 2020 starting quarterback might be on the trade block, depending on what happens over the next couple of days.

Many people in the media believe that the Broncos are going to pull the trigger on a quarterback if one falls to them with the ninth overall pick. That could ultimately mean the end of Drew Lock in Denver.

What teams could be interested in a trade of Lock?

Minnesota Vikings

“Hello, Rick Spielman? Yeah, this is George Paton. As you know, we just selected the player we hope will become our next franchise quarterback. That being said, we are looking to shop Drew Lock. You interested?”

Kirk Cousins is currently the starter in Minnesota and based on his contract ($45 million cap hit), he’s not going anywhere. He’s not going to be unseated.

After this year, however? It’s very possible that if Cousins does not get the Vikings to the playoffs, that he would be on his way out.

The Vikings could also select a quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft. Minnesota could figure out a trade package to move up in the draft to select the last of the top-five quarterbacks who remain on the board (if that is how the board falls).

If Minnesota does not end up acquiring a quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft, I personally view the Vikings as a favorite to land Lock in a trade.

Lock could revive his career by being able to throw to wide receivers like Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson while handing off to Dalvin Cook. That’s not a shot at the Broncos’ weapons, but sometimes a change of scenery is what is needed.

When it’s all said and done, I just would be surprised if Drew Lock is moved and the Minnesota Vikings are not a team that at least explored the possibility of trading for him.

It makes so much sense to me that Lock could be on the radar of the Vikings.