Broncos president of football operations/general manager John Elway has said little publicly about Drew Lock. But with the team likely missing the playoffs for the fifth straight season -- and with a talented, young roster of offensive skill position players -- Lock's final month will go a long way in deciding his future.
Lock has completed 55.4% of his passes this season, passing for 1,918 yards with nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions. If the Broncos don't have much success in the final four games and end up picking in the prime real estate of the 2021 draft -- top 10 -- in which the best quarterback prospects are often selected, it could sway them to move on from Lock, the story indicated. The team wants to see less interceptions and more conversions on third down, HC Vic Fangio said in the story.
All three Bronco QBs had close contact with Jeff Driskel, who was infected with COVID, without masks, breaking league protocols. But, none of them caught the virus, according to reports. As Klis points out, the Broncos and the three QBs could have played a Tuesday night game. Either way, Lock is expected to start against the Chiefs in Week 13.
Lock, the team's starting quarterback, issued an apology on social media before Sunday's game acknowledging that the quarterbacks had erred in not strictly adhering to mask policies with one another, according to the story.