Denver Broncos: Possible trade destinations for Drew Lock

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
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Well, Broncos Country, we have our answer.  Teddy Bridgewater is the starter of the 2021 Denver Broncos.  What does that mean for Drew Lock?

I am incredibly disappointed in the decision to name Teddy Bridgewater the starter of the Denver Broncos, and this decision, in my opinion, all but ends the Drew Lock era in Denver.

If that is the case, the Broncos messed up not giving Lock this season to prove himself.  He’s started just 18 games, and the team has apparently said enough is enough.

I truly don’t see a scenario where the team decides to go back to Lock during the season.  It’s very likely that Teddy Bridgewater plays just barely good enough to warrant keeping him as the starter, and unless he gets hurt, Lock will just ride the bench at Mile High.

If this is the organization’s view, then they might want to trade Drew Lock and get some draft capital in return.

I personally wouldn’t trade him, but with today’s announcement, it’s gotten more likely.

So where might Drew Lock end up if the team decides to move on?

Denver Broncos Trade Destinations for Drew Lock

1. Detroit Lions

I can see Lock on the Detroit Lions.  I think Jared Goff is terrible, and frankly, it may do Lock some good to sit behind Goff as the main backup.

I’m not sure what the Lions think of Goff, as the only reason they acquired him is that Matthew Stafford wanted to go to the Rams.

If Lock were to sit behind Goff during the 2021 season, he could realistically begin to learn their offense, and perhaps challenge Goff during the 2022 offseason for the starting position.

The Lions have holes on offense, specifically wide receiver, and they’ll probably add to that eventually.

Moreover, the Lions actually have a decent offensive line, so if Lock were to start, he’d have good protection.  Taylor Decker is their left tackle, and they added former Oregon start Penei Sewell at right tackle.

They already had a good interior offensive line, and one of the best things you can do for a young quarterback is playing them behind a good offensive line.

Drew Lock, if we got the chance to start, would at least have time to throw.

Plus, acquiring Lock won’t cost that much as of now, so the Lions may feel it’s a worthwhile gamble.  He also has two more years left on his rookie deal, so they may feel incentivized to make the trade ASAP.