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  Broncos | Drew Lock fires three TDs    Sun Dec 8, 08:57 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock completed 22 of his 27 passes for 309 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in a 38-24 win over the Houston Texans in Week 14. He also rushed three times for 15 yards.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock fires two TD passes in debut    Mon Dec 2, 01:26 AM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock completed 18 of 28 passes for 134 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 23-20 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, Dec. 1. Lock also ran three times for 15 yards.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock to start against Bolts    Sun Dec 1, 12:12 AM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock will make his first NFL start in Week 13 against the Los Angeles Chargers, according to league sources.

Footballguys view: This plus Derwin James being back makes the Chargers a fine D/ST play against the Broncos this week.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock activated off IR    Sat Nov 30, 02:24 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock (thumb) on Saturday, Nov. 30, was activated off the Reserve/Injured list. In a corresponding move, QB Brett Rypien was waived.

Footballguys view: Lock is likely to start on Sunday against the Chargers. The team hasn't made that announcement yet, but Lock took 75 percent of the starter's reps in practice this week. The rookie second-round pick has a rocket arm and is quite athletic. We'll see if he can flash the signs that he's the Broncos quarterback of the future over the next five games.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock looks set for first start    Fri Nov 29, 12:54 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock has been taking the majority of first-team reps in practice this week, and signs point to him to making his first pro start Sunday, Dec. 1, against the Los Angeles Chargers, even though there's been no official announcement from the team.

Footballguys view: Lock is on track to get his first NFL start, although it's not really a negative for the offense after Brandon Allen nosedived last week.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock takes first snaps with starters    Wed Nov 27, 03:31 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock took the first offensive snap of practice Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Footballguys view: Lock got about 75 percent of the work according to head coach Vic Fangio. On Monday, the team seemed cool to the idea of starting Lock. On Wednesday, their tune had changed. We expect Lock to get the start on Sunday against the Chargers.

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  Broncos | No decision on Drew Lock    Mon Nov 25, 06:23 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock (thumb) could be activated from the Reserve/Injured list this week, but the team has not made a final decision, according to head coach Vic Fangio.

Footballguys view: There's no need for the Broncos to continue forward with Brandon Allen. Lock has had two weeks of practice already and this week will make his third. We think they should give him these last five games of the 2019 season to see whether or not they need to select a quarterback with a premium pick in the 2020 NFL draft.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock not guaranteed to play this year    Sat Nov 23, 04:04 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock's NFL debut date remains undetermined but the team is confident with his progress and 'wouldn't hesitate to play him if they get an opening,' according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network on Saturday, Nov. 23.

Footballguys view: The Broncos have Brandon Allen as their current starter but Lock is considered to be a potential quarterback of the future while Allen is seen more as a spot starter. When the Broncos get to eight losses (they have seven losses now), we could see them change their tune about whether or not Lock is going to play as a rookie. We think it's best for them to get him out there ASAP and determine whether or not they need to go back to the well at quarterback in the 2020 NFL draft.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock not expected for Week 12    Mon Nov 18, 06:24 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock (thumb) likely will not be activated from the Reserve/Injured list before the Week 12 game, but head coach Vic Fangio has not ruled out the possibility.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock returns to practice    Tue Nov 12, 06:59 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock (thumb) returned to practice Tuesday, Nov. 12. A decision will need to be made by Dec. 3 to activate him from injured reserve. CB Bryce Callahan (foot) also returned to practice Tuesday. He has remained on the 53-man roster.

Footballguys view: Lock was supposed to be the quarterback of the future for the Broncos, but a thumb injury suffered in the preseason has had him sidelined on Injured Reserve. The Broncos have a 21-day window now to decide whether or not to make Lock one of their two 'designated to return' players.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock set to return    Mon Nov 11, 03:47 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock (thumb) is expected to return to practice at some point this week after spending his entire rookie season up to this point on the Reserve/Injured list.

Footballguys view: Lock hasn't been seen on the field since injuring his thumb in mid-August. He could be the quarterback of the future, but the Broncos aren't going to put him in there as the starter if he's not ready. Lock has to show 'he belongs' with 'quality quarterback play' according to Broncos head coach Vic Fangio. The Broncos now have 21 days to decide whether or not to activate Lock from the Injured Reserve list or shut him down for the entirety of his rookie season.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock update    Thu Oct 31, 02:06 AM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock (thumb) is slated to return to practice in Week 11 in the lead up to the team's Nov. 17 game against the Minnesota Vikings, according to general manager John Elway.

Footballguys view: The team wants to see if Lock can improve reading the middle of the field. The rookie has raw mechanics but the athleticism and strong arm are there to make him an intriguing prospect. Elway added that the decision whether or not to reinstate Lock from IR would come down to how well he's 'mentally adapting' to the offense. Brandon Allen starts for the Broncos in Week 9 with undrafted rookie Brett Rypien backing him up.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock not close to seeing action    Wed Oct 23, 11:04 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock (thumb) is the future, but general manager John Elway said Wednesday, Oct. 23 in a radio interview that the rookie is nowhere near ready to return to action after spending all season on the Reserve/Injured list due to a sprained right thumb. 'The most important thing with a young quarterback is not to put him out there before he's ready,' Elway said. 'If you don't put him in a situation where he has a chance to be successful and he's not successful, the whole roof will cave in.'

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  Broncos | Group of Broncos nearing return?    Tue Oct 15, 07:09 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock (thumb), RB Theo Riddick (shoulder), TE Jake Butt (knee) and WR Tim Patrick (hand) are likely to return to practice next week, according to Mike Klis of 9News Tuesday, Oct. 15. Only two of the four will be able to be activated at that time.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock sheds thumb brace    Tue Oct 8, 02:46 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock (thumb) threw on the field for the first time in over a month prior to the team's Week 5 game and no longer needs to wear a brace on the right thumb he sprained in late August.

Footballguys view: Lock can resume practicing this week. If the team wants, they can designate him to return off Injured Reserve in Week 9. The Broncos only have one win this year and could be turning to look at the future if they don't put together a few more wins before Lock is available.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock resumes throwing    Fri Oct 4, 09:51 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock (thumb) said he is making steady progress in his recovery from a thumb injury and has resumed throwing.

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  Broncos | Three officially on IR    Mon Sep 2, 04:18 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock (thumb), RB Theo Riddick (shoulder) and TE Jake Butt (knee) were officially placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Sept. 2.

Footballguys view: Lock is the 2019 second-round pick who could be the future franchise quarterback of the Broncos. Riddick could be the team's leading pass-catching back when healthy. Butt has only played in three games during his two seasons with the Broncos and is still dealing with the knee injury that cost him most of the 2018 season.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock to start on IR    Sun Sep 1, 07:50 AM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock (thumb) will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list and miss at least the first eight games of 2019 with a thumb injury, general manager John Elway said Saturday, Aug. 31.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock could land on IR    Thu Aug 22, 09:29 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock (thumb) could start the season on the Reserve/Injured list, head coach Vic Fangio said Thursday, Aug. 22.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock out for a while    Tue Aug 20, 02:19 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock (thumb) was diagnosed with a badly sprained right thumb Tuesday, Aug. 20. Although he is out indefinitely, he will not require surgery, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Lock thought it was a mild sprain but it turns out to be a little more serious. This changes the Broncos pecking order at quarterback. Kevin Hogan is now more likely to make the 53-man roster as the backup to Joe Flacco. When Lock is healthy, he should take over that spot.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock undergoes X-rays    Mon Aug 19, 10:37 PM

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock (hand) underwent X-rays on his right hand and they came back negative, according to a source.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock suffers injury    Mon Aug 19, 10:03 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock (hand) suffered a right hand injury during the preseason game Monday, Aug. 19, and is considered questionable to return.

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  Broncos | Kevin Hogan still in the mix for QB2    Sat Aug 17, 02:40 AM

Denver Broncos QB Kevin Hogan is 'absolutely' still in competition for the backup job with QB Drew Lock, according to offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello; Lock has received the majority of the second-team reps during practice this past week.

Footballguys view: That's what the team has to say at this point but Drew Lock is taking over. We've seen an increase in Lock's snaps with the second-team offense over the last week or so. If Lock continues to progress, he could open the season as the primary backup to Joe Flacco.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock works as backup    Sun Aug 11, 10:14 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock took all the reps with the second-team offense during practice Sunday, Aug. 11.

Footballguys view: Lock is the future of the Broncos at the position. He's been getting slowly worked into the second-team offense and the team must feel like he's ready for more. Lock is athletic and has a big arm but his footwork needs to be cleaned up before he's ready to start. So long as Joe Flacco is healthy, Lock won't play for the Broncos in 2019.

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  Broncos | Quiet debut for Drew Lock    Thu Aug 1, 11:29 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock completed seven of his 11 pass attempts for 34 yards and rushed once for six yards in a 14-10 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Aug. 1.

Footballguys view: Lock looked overwhelmed in the Hall of Fame game, which should tell you how far he is from being ready to start in the NFL.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock the clear backup?    Fri Jul 19, 09:12 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock has 'clearly' been the best passer behind QB Joe Flacco, according to Benjamin Allbright of 104.7 FM Denver, and Allbright believes head coach Vic Fangio's comments about Lock being a work in progress were simply a motivational tactic for the rookie.

Footballguys view: Lock is not even ahead of Kevin Hogan in the pecking order...yet. Hogan is struggling mightily at training camp, while Lock has been up and down. We should see Lock win the backup job later in the preseason.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock a work in progress    Fri Jul 19, 01:54 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock is a 'hard-throwing pitcher who doesn't know how to pitch yet,' head coach Vic Fangio said Friday, July 19.

Footballguys view: That sounds about right. Lock is not a finished product and he's not close to pushing Joe Flacco for the starting job. In fact, he's not above Kevin Hogan (yet) on the Broncos depth chart. The rookie is a hard worker and has a big arm but his footwork, release point and pass placement are poor at times. We'll see how Lock develops in 2019, likely as the backup to Flacco.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock agrees to terms    Wed Jul 17, 05:18 PM

Denver Broncos second-round draft choice QB Drew Lock agreed to terms with the Broncos on a four-year contract Wednesday, July 17, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Lock had wanted a quarterback premium, even though he fell to the second round of the 2019 NFL draft. He's got a big arm but his footwork and arm mechanics need work. Lock is known as a hard worker and a good student of the game. We'll see if he can develop behind Joe Flacco in 2019. Lock could be the Broncos QB of the future.

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  Broncos | DEN mum on Drew Lock    Wed Jul 17, 01:46 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock may or may not be signed and in training camp when it opens Thursday, July 18. Team president John Elway said: 'We'll see,' when asked about the possibility.

Footballguys view: Lock, a second-round pick in 2019, is set to be the quarterback of the future and develop behind Joe Flacco this season. He's yet to sign and the only rookie that is not under contract with the Broncos. Lock wants a quarterback premium and we feel the two sides will come to an agreement in the near future.

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