Vic Fangio Refuses to Commit to Drew Lock as Broncos' Starting QB for 2021
It was a less-than-stellar season for the Denver Broncos and Drew Lock in 2020. Denver finished the year with a 5-11 record, and questions are starting to be raised about Lock's long-term viability as the team's starting QB.
Lock will enter the offseason before his third NFL year with work to do. Head coach Vic Fangio is unwilling to label Lock as the team's starter for next season.
It doesn't sound like Fangio is ruling it out, but he's also making it clear that Lock needs to prove that he's worth starting on a week-to-week basis.
Even though the quarterback is in just his second season, questioning his starting QB chops is fair. Lock registered 2,933 yards (No. 21 in the league), 16 passing TDs (T-No. 20) and 15 interceptions (T-No. 1). After going 4-1 as a starter in his rookie year, Lock managed to go just 4-9 as a starter in 2020.
With the No. 9 pick in the upcoming draft, Denver is in prime position to select a QB who could compete with Lock for the starting job. Even if they use that pick to fill other needs, it's clear that the Broncos could possibly have a different starting QB in 2021.
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