Woody Paige Predicts Surprising Quarterback for Broncos Next Year

Jason Schandl
Woody Paige predicting a surprising starting quarterback to replace Drew Lock for the Denver Broncos in 2021.
Woody Paige predicting a surprising starting quarterback to replace Drew Lock for the Denver Broncos in 2021. / Elsa/Getty Images

There was a ton of optimism surrounding the Denver Broncos' QB situation this offseason. It looked like John Elway had finally found his franchise QB in Drew Lock.

An underwhelming 2020 season is giving Broncos' fans déjà vu, however, as it seems Lock may just be joining a long list of failed passers in the post-Peyton Manning era. So who will Elway choose to lead the team next?

Long-time Broncos columnist Woody Paige made a bold prediction about who the Broncos could look to next season and beyond.

Now 9 games in to his second NFL season, Drew Lock has thrown 13 interceptions to just 9 touchdowns in 2020. His 5.1 adjusted yards per pass attempt (AY/A) is tied (with Andy Dalton) for the second-worst among 34 qualifying passers this year. Only Sam Darnold (4.7) has posted a worse mark.

You can cut Lock some slack since he was dealing with a shortened offseason and had plenty of new playmakers to get comfortable with, but those results are so poor that it's hard to justify.

Alabama quarterback and 2020 Heisman favorite Mac Jones would be an interesting addition for the Broncos. He's not a premium prospect like Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields, and with Denver currently projecting to draft in the top-10, that would put him into consideration as a possible second-round pick for the Broncos (just like we saw with Lock).

Jones has been dealing for the Crimson Tide in 2020, completing 75.7% of his passes for 3,113 yards with 27 touchdowns to just 3 interceptions in nine games.

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