Broncos' QB Drew Lock Provides First Update On Injured Thumb

Chad Jensen

The Denver Broncos are sitting at 0-4 and if the next quarter of the season unfolds the way the first one did, it won't be long before they're mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. 

When that inevitably happens, the Broncos' brass will have a big decision to make. Does the team activate Drew Lock off of injured reserve? Or sandbag the signal-caller for the duration of his rookie season? 

If the Broncos are indeed eliminated early from the playoffs, the front office might risk an actual revolt in the fanbase if Lock doesn't see significant playing time. The natives are already restless, and rat-holing Lock for 2020 would only add insult to injury. 

But the question of whether to activate Lock and play him, or not, becomes moot — if the young gunslinger is not fully recovered from the severely sprained thumb on his throwing hand. 

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However, thanks to an illuminating recent report from 9NEWS' Mike Klis, we have our first public update on Lock's status and his prognosis appears to be more than encouraging. 

Lock talked to Klis about how his thumb is feeling, whether he's still experiencing pain and shared his thoughts on whether he actually wants the Broncos to activate him when he becomes eligible to practice again in Week 7 and suit up in Week 9. 

Check out the full story in the video above and then you tell me in the comment section below; is there any reason the Broncos shouldn't activate Drew Lock when the time comes?

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Comments (3)
No. 1-3

There is absolutely no reason to not activate him if he can be good to go. To be mathematically eliminated and finish out the season with Flacco is a move reserved for the Washington football team. Additionally, Tim Patrick and Jake Butt aren’t going to change the fortunes of this team regardless of where they stand at the midway point.


The only thing wrong with your comment was the mathematically eliminated part they could be 0-8 and still not be mathematically eliminated even though in reality they are. If the Broncos are no better than 2-6 there is absolutely no reason to not start Lock we have already seen rookies Daniel Jones and Gardener Minshew having success so I don’t want to hear any excuses from Elway about he just any ready. No QB is ready until they go out there and start playing and it’s exactly why they hired Scangarello because of his success with young QB’s.