Drew Lock has a few things going for him vs. Teddy Bridgewater
5. Teddy Bridgewater was not exactly a model of ball security
Drew Lock is certainly deserving of criticism for his poor decision-making and “hero ball” style of play at times. While you could easily make the case that some of his bad mistakes are shared responsibility and that a number of them wouldn’t have happened if not for mistakes made by some of the receivers, the turnover numbers for Lock are what they are — bad.
He had 15 interceptions and eight fumbles last season, and although not every fumble by a quarterback is a lost fumble, that should be considered 23 opportunities for the other team to take the ball away.
That’s not how you play winning football in the NFL, and that’s everyone’s biggest issue with Lock at this point.
When Teddy Bridgewater came in, it was almost as if he was painted as this ultra-accurate passer who would basically wipe turnovers out of the equation for the Denver Broncos’ offense, but that is simply not the case.
Bridgewater, himself, put the ball in harm’s way quite often in 2020 with 11 interceptions and six fumbles.
Those 17 turnover opportunities do not exactly distance Bridgewater from Lock, especially when Lock has the other things on this list — tools, long-term upside, etc — going for him.