With Lock Under Center, Broncos Could Field a Top Offense in 2020

Erick Trickel

The Denver Broncos may have just found their quarterback of the future. It's still early, and the sample size is small, but Drew Lock looks the part. 

That doesn’t mean it's been perfect by any means for the young quarterback.

There have been some missed throws and opportunities by Lock, including two interceptions through two games. With more experience, the quarterback will likely cut back on these mistakes. Even then, every quarterback makes mistakes.

It's astonishing that the mistakes that Lock has made have been so few in number compared to most rookie quarterbacks. That is a very promising sign for the young quarterback. 

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Denver has had a void at quarterback ever since Peyton Manning retired, and the team might finally have its answer.

After this season, there are a few ways that the Broncos can help the young quarterback, the biggest being adding another receiving weapon. Tim Patrick is solid, and Courtland Sutton is developing into something special, but this is a wide receiver room still lacking in play-making ability. 

If the Broncos add a dynamic play-maker and a receiver with speed, this offense can really take off. Of course, there are other areas the Broncos need to address or fix, like their offensive line. 

Denver could also use more consistency from its running backs, and consistency from its offensive play-caller who coached his best game against the Texans. If GM John Elway and the Broncos can do these things, they'll have a chance at being a top offense a year from now. 

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Comments (13)
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broncofan55555
broncofan55555

With Lock under center, the Broncos apparently have climbed back into the playoff hunt. This website lists them as number 11 seed for the AFC: http://www.nfl.com/playoffs/playoff-picture?akmobile=windows-tablet&akcarrier=other Will miracles never cease?????

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Erick   Trickel
Erick Trickel

Editor

They have yet to be officially eliminated, but they can be this week, even if they win. Steelers and the Titans would have to lose out for Denver to even have a chance. Either of them winning puts Denver out of it.

Chad Jensen
Chad Jensen

Editor

And both Steelers and Titans are playing with some swag, even as imperfect as they both are.

Stefan F
Stefan F

Texans could lose out instead of the Titans as well. So either Steelers and Titans or Steelers and Texans. At the same time Broncos would of course have to win out too. I wouldn't keep my hopes up.

Chad Jensen
Chad Jensen

Editor

Crazy to think after the ineptitude we witnessed with Flacco that Lock could elevate this offense in two short weeks to the point where becoming a top unit next year is even a question.

MileHighMilitant
MileHighMilitant

We have lacked at QB 2 years BEFORE Peyton retired. I'm saving MY VOTE til after the KC game

Donkeys
Donkeys

I think the running backs will look much better with some better offensive linemen, we need to build that line like Indy did

aRBy1945
aRBy1945

With so much talk about Lock throwing off his back foot, I'd be curious how often Elway threw of his back foot early and later in his career. Anyone?


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