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Broncos fans need to be prepared for Drew Lock in 2021

With recent draft moves, it’s looking increasingly likely Drew Lock will play a major role in 2021.

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On Friday, the San Francisco 49ers, Miami Dolphins, and Philadelphia Eagles rewrote the order of the 2021 NFL draft. When the dust settled, the Denver Broncos were still picking at #9, with prospects of moving up and drafting Drew Lock’s replacement looking dimmer than ever.

There is still a remote chance that Denver could strike a deal with the Atlanta Falcons and move up to #4, but that would take considerable capital and to offer up such a bounty for what is likely the 4th-best quarterback in this draft doesn’t strike me as a bold or smart move they should be making.

Barring a trade between now and the days following the draft for Deshaun Watson, Jimmy Garoppolo, or Sam Darnold, it’s increasingly looking like Drew Lock is going to get another chance to prove himself after a dismal 2020 season.

While discussion of Lock’s potential tends to be a lightning-rod of controversy in Broncos Country, the fact is that he’s still on the roster and, until something dramatic happens, the starter. Denver Broncos fans best not get their hopes up that a change is coming until it’s apparent that one is.

As March winds down, it’s looking like Drew Lock, for better or worse, is still poised to command the Broncos offense in 2021. As frustrating as it is, all we can do is wait for the quarterback picture to come into clearer focus.


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