Professional athletes put their bodies on the line every time they step out onto the field, but sometimes the biggest injuries are suffered away from the action. Fortunately, Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock seems to be okay after he had a close call while driving this past week.
Lock was reportedly driving through the state of Kansas when a lug nut came flying across the median and completely shattered his windshield. The third-year quarterback was lucky the hunk of metal did not go all the way through or he could have potentially been struck by it.
The lug nut came from a tire lost by a driver going in the opposite direction. Lock was able to avoid hitting the tire and suffered no injuries from the incident. The 24-year-old in in the midst of an important offseason as he is set to enter training camp in a QB competition with Teddy Bridgewater.
The Broncos will be looking to improve from their 5-11 record posted last season and Lock will need to perform well if he wants to be named the starter. He is coming off a season in which he completed 57.3% of his passes for 2,933 yards, 16 touchdowns and a league-high 15 interceptions.
The showdown between Lock and Bridgewater will be a storyline to watch as Week 1 quickly approaches. Thankfully, it is still going to happen as Lock proves how important it is to stay sharp on the road and wear a seatbelt.
Denver currently has odds set at +156 to make the playoffs in 2021, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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