NFL: Ranking the starting QBs in the AFC West in 2020

Drew Lock, Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders, Chargers, NFL
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Drew Lock, Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos had one of the least productive passing attacks in the NFL last season after starting off with Joe Flacco as the starter. Denver totaled just 3,115 passing yards (28th) and 16 touchdowns (32nd) as a team in 2019. That will need to increase significantly and Lock seems primed to pull it off.

The upcoming season will feature Drew Lock’s first chance at being a full-time starter with the Broncos. He led the team to a 4-1 record during his five starts while completing 64.1% of his pass attempts with seven touchdowns and just three picks.

It may seem premature to some to place him ahead of a more experienced veteran like Derek Carr, but the upside for Lock in 2020 is intriguing. Aside from Courtland Sutton and Noah Fant, there wasn’t a lot that he had to work with but that’s no longer the case.

When comparing the Broncos’ offensive talent after making key offseason additions to their roster from last year, it appears clear that significant improvement has occurred. They added dynamic receivers like Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamdler while bolstering the backfield with Melvin Gordon.