Denver Broncos Make Surprising 2020 Quarterback Decision
The Denver Broncos made a surprising 2020 quarterback decision this week.
Generally speaking, teams that perform as poorly as Denver did this past season spend the summer looking for every possible way to get better.
Given how big of a weakness the quarterback position was for the Broncos, it would make sense for them to explore all possible upgrade options.
Apparently that will not be happening.
On Monday, team president John Elway announced that it would be “unrealistic” to expect a starting quarterback other than Drew Lock next year.
“I don’t like to show our hand, but I think it’s unrealistic to say that we’re going in a different direction.” – John Elway when asked if Drew Lock is their starter in 2020.
Broncos appear they have found their man.
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) December 30, 2019
Lock went 4-1 as Denver’s quarterback down the stretch, ultimately recording seven touchdowns and three picks in that span.
While his starting record is obviously a good one, Lock did not do much to prove that he could be a star quarterback in the NFL. In three of five games, he threw for less than 200 yards.
Clearly Lock is the right choice if that process is limited to just picking between him and Joe Flacco, but it is odd that Denver would not open up the search beyond that.
Denver finished the season 7-9, good for second in the AFC West.