Denver Broncos: Where does Teddy Bridgewater’s debut rank among QBs since Peyton Manning?
No. 3: Drew Lock vs. Tennessee Titans- September 14, 2020
Last year’s season opener ended in a frustrating loss for the Broncos as the Titans beat them 16-14. Drew Lock didn’t play a bad game but he didn’t make the plays needed to win either.
He also didn’t have his No. 1 receiver, Courtland Sutton, on the field.
Lock completed 22 of 33 passes on the night and threw for 216 yards with a touchdown pass. But similar to the debut that Flacco had for the team, the Broncos didn’t lose because of Lock’s play, but he didn’t do anything to significantly enhance the team’s chances either, despite a 95.0 QB rating for the game.
Still, belief was high that the Broncos were in good hands even after this game because Lock had closed the 2019 season on such a high note in relief of Flacco.
There have been worse debuts in the team’s history, but fans had such high hopes for this one and Lock just didn’t reach them. That would be the way that many would describe his time as the team’s starting quarterback, which, at least for the time being, has already come to an end.