With the Denver Broncos educating camp underway, let’s have a look at exactly how the Broncos line up at the quarterback placement with Drew Lock taking the reins of the violation.
In the Hunt:
Drew Lock, 2nd season
Jeff Driskel, 5th season
Brett Rypien, 1st period
Top Offseason Moves: Signing Jeff Driskel to a 2-year, $5 million contract. Launched Joe Flacco with failed physical classification.
Projected Starter: Drew Lock
For the 3rd successive season, the Broncos will have a new starting quarterback as well as Drew Lock will certainly get his shot to safeguard the beginning role for the long term.
Lock was 4-1 in his 5 starts as well as threw for 1,020 backyards with seven goals as well as 3 interceptions. He will play in a brand-new offensive system under Pat Shurmur, which will include much more 3 pass receiver and also one tight end sets.
Reserves: Jeff Driskel, Brett Rypien
The Broncos authorized Jeff Driskel in the offseason to backup Lock. The former Cincinnati Bengals and also Detroit Lions quarterback is 1-7 in his occupation.
Brett Rypien invested the majority of last season on the Broncos method team. The lefty from Boise State, that’s game is much better matched for the west shore system under former Broncos offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello, will certainly need to readjust swiftly to Shurmur’s system to make the last roster.
Best Training Camp Battle: Backup Quarterback
With Lock booked as the starter, the most effective competitors at the quarterback placement will certainly get on who backs him up. The Broncos signed Drislel in hopes his veteran experience will assist him take the work.
There is an opportunity none of this will certainly matter. In 2014, Denver signed Brandon Allen off of waivers to be the backup quarterback after the preseason finished.
Under the Radar: How will the pandemic affect Drew Lock?
With on-field offseason tasks like Mini-Camp and also Organized Team Activities (OTA’s) terminated because of the pandemic, just how quickly Drew Lock grows in a new offensive system will be key to the Broncos success this period.
Quarterback Drew Lock # 3 of the Denver Broncos runs with the football as protective end Frank Herron # 75 of the Detroit Lions chases during the second quarter at Empower Field at Mile High on December 22, 2019. Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur has actually gotten production out of quarterbacks in a number of various circumstances throughout his profession.
— In 2013, Nick Foles took over for Michael Vick midseason and also led the Philadelphia Eagles to an 8-2 document and also a playoff berth. Foles threw for 27 goals to just two interceptions and also earned an area in the Pro Bowl.
— In 2017, Case Keenum came in for a damaged Sam Bradford as well as led the Minnesota Vikings to an 11-3 record and also a look in the NFC Championship Game. Keenum tossed 22 goals, 7 interceptions and completed 67.6% of his passes.
— Last period, New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones tossed for 24 goals and also 12 interceptions.
The Broncos loaded up in the draft to assist Lock picking up pass receivers Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, Tyrie Cleveland and also limited end Albert Okwuegbunam.
Stats to Know:
— The infraction really did not throw a touchdown come on the 3rd quarter all last season.
— Broncos rated 28th in crime (298.6 backyards per video game)
— Broncos rated 28th in factors per video game (17.6 )
What They Said: Drew Lock on the Broncos offseason moves
” It indicates a whole lot to me to see that take place. It places a little added confidence on my back. Now at the exact same time, those assumptions do climb when you have numerous weapons around you, but I like to state that I hold myself to high assumptions.”