UPDATE: While we are still waiting word on the specifics of Drew Lock’s shoulder injury, 9News’ Mike Klis confirms that he will miss between two and six weeks.
Per sources: Relatively good news on QB Drew Lock: He does have rotator/labral issue in back of shoulder. Out 2-6 weeks. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) September 21, 2020
Lock went down awkwardly on a sack fumble by T.J. Watt on the second drive of the Broncos game. So far this season Drew Lock has completed 23 of 38 passes for 236 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions. If he’s missing time the Broncos will turn to Jeff Driskel under center.
If Drew Lock’s shoulder is anything more serious than a day to day injury as most expect, look Brett Rypien to called up from the practice squad. It would also make sense for the Broncos to pursue another quarterback to take over as QB3 for the interim.
If the injury is actually an AC joint, it could be something akin to a best worst case scenario as it probably isn’t season ending. Dr. David Chao said during his halftime chat that the injury did not look like an AC joint. He guessed from cuff contusion or labral tear and deferred to the initial Schefter report.
To be honest, the video did not look like AC joint sprain to me but sometimes video lies. Hard to go against two top reporters. Let's see what MRI shows come Monday.— David J. Chao - ProFootballDoc (@ProFootballDoc) September 20, 2020
Unfortunately we just won’t know for sure until the MRI results come in.
VIDEO: Check out Drew Lock's reaction as he works through throwing motion after leaving game vs. Steelers with right shoulder injury.— Nick Rothschild (@nick_rothschild) September 20, 2020
Think he's in some pain? #DEnver7 pic.twitter.com/s3dZWrIZgw
The 0-2 Broncos play Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in seven days.
If Drew Lock is out six weeks, Jeff Driskel will play against:— Joe Rowles (@JoRo_NFL) September 21, 2020
Outside of maybe New York are the #Broncos favored in any of them?
We’ll have more on this as we learn it.