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Drew Lock quietly going about business during Broncos offseason

Sometimes it’s best to let play on the field do the talking.

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As Broncos fans, we all know that Drew Lock did not have a good 2020 season. After flashing signs of competence and swagger during the 2019 campaign, expectations that he would be the next great Broncos quarterback were, to put it nicely, not met.

Whether it was the lack of a preseason, any healthy players, or just dumb luck, Drew Lock has shouldered the bulk of the responsibility for 2019’s ineptitude. Such is life when you’re the quarterback in Denver.

Not only has he had to hear a non-stop deluge of fan discontent over his low quarterback rankings in key stats, he’s had to endure first the Deshaun Watson rumors, the acquisition of Teddy Bridgewater, and then the ongoing Aaron Rodgers trade fervor.

It’s got to be immensely tough to sit there day-in and day-out hearing how so many folks in Broncos Country have had it with you. It’s got to be even tougher to say nothing in return.

It needs to be said that Drew Lock has handled himself professionally and quietly this whole time. You may not like him or you may like the thought of someone else suiting up under center in 2020, but you do have to appreciate that he’s not shared his discontent or complained.

It’s entirely possible that a Garrett Bolles-type turnaround could be in the offing. When fans were peeved at the poor play and incessant penalties, there were many, myself included, who never imagined that he would be able to become the player he is today. It could have been easy for Bolles to lash out at the haters, but he didn’t. Instead, he put his head down and let his work on the field do the talking for him.

When Broncos training camp opens in August, Broncos Country will find out in short order which direction Drew Lock is going. They always say, it’s always the quiet ones you’ve got to keep an eye on. All of Broncos Country will be watching; let’s hope there’s something to see.


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