This fan base loves them some quarterback drama.
They almost love it more than stats geeks love to be wrong and bloviate. I’ve got a ton of respect for the guys at footballoutsiders.com and for others on our blog or elsewhere that pour their heart into reviewing football. It is our passion after all. We love football and cheering for our teams. But at the end of their article looking over the latest Broncos game (which has a lot of excellent points), the author goes full on hot take with suggesting Elway should start looking for a different QB.
So just to be serious...we’re talking about a QB making his (checks my notes...) 8th start in the NFL? And he’s on his what, 6th offensive coordinator in the past 6 years of his career, right?
Look, I get it. We see guys like Patrick Mahomes (a freak outlier) come in and light the NFL on fire and now all of a sudden when Lock (who played a great game last week) has a QBR of under 40 we’re nit picking him into oblivion?
It doesn’t work that way, stat geeks. Use your eyes and watch the film. The guy is learning still and from what I’m seeing, Pat Shurmur isn’t asking him to go through 3 read progressions hardly ever.
Let’s all just sit back and see what he does over the course of the season. If this past week was any indication, he may actually give you some QBR numbers that will be more to your liking.
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What do you think about Drew Lock at this point in his career?
This poll is closed
He’s garbage...just look at his stats!
I see a lot of potential...hopefully we see it change from potential into reality soon.
It doesn’t matter...Pat Shurmer is washed up and this offense is going no where.
If only we drafted Josh Allen (AKA I know nothing about football and eat my boogers)...