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Despite Finishing Second In QB Competition, Drew Lock Remains Confident

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Broncos quarterback Drew Lock is transitioning from Denver’s next big thing to highly-paid clipboard holder. Despite losing out on the starting gig, Lock’s confidence hasn’t taken a hit: “I was more confident than I’ve been since I’ve been in the league.”

Spoken like a man who’s as comfortable rapping as he is throwing fade routes.

After head coach Vic Fangio handed the starting job to veteran Teddy Bridgewater, Lock spoke with the media: “It’s disappointing. Every feeling you could possibly have at this point on this day, and this circumstance, they’re running deep. At the time, I feel like I was playing some of the best football I’ve played since I’ve been in the league. I was more confident than I’ve ever been. Most of you guys think of me as a confident guy, but I was more confident than I’ve been since I’ve been in the league, OTAs, training camp.”

Lock was hoping to bounce back from an uneven 2020 season in which he threw just 16 touchdown passes against 15 interceptions. Bridgewater, who’s tossed 53 touchdowns over six seasons, was traded to Denver in late spring with the hope that he’d either bring the best out of Lock or claim the job for himself.

“It’s going to be about me finding ways to still make this team great, whether that’s in practice, working with Teddy, trying to find ways for him to get better. Whatever he needs me to do, that’s pretty much my goal,” said Lock.

If serving as Bridgewater’s hype man gets old, there’s always rap.

Written by Anthony Farris

Anthony is a former high school basketball intramural champion who played a leading role in creating two offspring. He spends his weekends hoping for an MTV Rock N' Jock revival.

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  1. I’m a Bridgewater fan. He can play, and this situation is perfect for him to have a breakout year. Any QB who completes 67% for his career is someone you need to keep on the field. I believe putting an accurate QB with dangerous skill guys is a recipe for explosive offense. Denver has TWO big play WRs in Sutton and Jeudy, combined with an emerging great TE in Noah Fant is going to be tough. Melvin Gordon in the backfield doesn’t hurt either. I have a feeling Bridgewater at QB in this Bronco offense will be a great fit.

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