Despite Finishing Second In QB Competition, Drew Lock Remains Confident

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.