Denver Broncos: When will work with Manning show up for Drew Lock?
By Noah Smith
Drew Lock was tied for the most interceptions in the NFL during the 2020 season, per Pro Football Reference. While every turnover has a unique story, Lock’s decision-making must make a leap in order to cut the turnovers down.
How many times did we see Drew Lock make an excellent off-platform pass to hit his receiver perfectly in stride, only to fire the ball to a lurking defender on the next play during the 2020 NFL Season? While Lock had the perfectly valid excuse of learning a new offense, his decision-making will be heavily scrutinized during Training Camp practices and preseason games.
Peyton Manning also led the league in interceptions in his first year, however, Manning learned from his mistakes and bounced back with a Hall-of-Fame career. We will see if Manning’s work with Lock can help Lock make a leap in his decision-making within the flow of Shurmur’s offense.
When will we see the work?
Training camp will be the first true test for Drew Lock’s processing ability, as he will have a chance to simulate a real game with 11-on-11 work as closely as practice allows. While Lock won’t face the constant barrage of pass rushers looking to take him down, he should get a feel for running the offense against an impressive defensive unit.
We will see an even better picture during the Broncos’ three preseason games, where opposing defenses can hit the quarterback. Lock will have to show out in order to prove that he’s taken the next step in his decision-making.