10 Broncos players you should be excited to watch vs. Chiefs
Broncos players you should be excited to watch on Saturday
1. Drew Lock, QB
Yes, I am excited to see Drew Lock play another game for the Denver Broncos.
You should be as well.
It may very well be the last game Drew Lock suits up for the Denver Broncos. Just two years ago, the idea of talking like that would have seemed rather ridiculous, but here we are.
Lock competed throughout training camp with Teddy Bridgewater and the coaching staff decided to roll with the veteran. That turned out to be an utter waste of time. Although a playoff mandate is a heavy burden for a player like Bridgewater to have to bear, he simply was not the guy the Broncos hoped he could be at the quarterback position and failed in a multitude of ways.
Cutting down on turnovers was obviously preferred, but Bridgewater kept up with the lack of scoring, high rate of three-and-outs, poor third-down conversion rate, and he also took a ton of sacks, many of which he did not need to.
I guess for some, that is preferable to the rate at which Drew Lock turned the ball over last year.
We’ll never know what another season with Lock could have looked like, but the reality is this — rolling with Bridgewater from Week 1 was always a bad idea. The coaching staff played not to lose all season, starting with that choice.
They lost anyway.
We’ll see in less than a week whether or not it will cost them all their jobs.
For the time being, we have one more game to see what Drew Lock can put together. Over the last couple of weeks, he’s put quite a few really good things out there. The hope of him developing into the Denver Broncos’ starter may be dead and gone, but at least we get one more game to see him play and think about what might have been had he started the whole 2021 campaign.