Drew Lock

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Drew Lock
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Lock with the Denver Broncos in 2019
No. 3 – Denver Broncos
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1996-11-10) November 10, 1996 (age 25)
Columbia, Missouri
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school:Lee's Summit (Lee's Summit, Missouri)
College:Missouri (2015–2018)
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2021
TDINT:23–19
Passing yards:4,066
Completion percentage:59.0
Passer rating:78.2
Rushing yards:232
Rushing touchdowns:3
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Andrew Stephen Lock (born November 10, 1996) is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Missouri and was drafted by the Broncos in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

High school career[edit]

Lock attended Lee's Summit High School in Lee's Summit, Missouri.[1] As a junior, he passed for 3,060 yards and 35 touchdowns. As a senior in 2014, he was the Kansas City Star's All-Metro Player of the Year after passing for 2,731 yards and 28 touchdowns.[2] Lock was rated by Rivals as a four-star recruit and was ranked as the sixth-best pro-style quarterback in the 2015 class.[3] He committed to the University of Missouri to play college football.[4] He was also considered a two-star basketball prospect as a shooting guard, but he retired from basketball after high school.[5]

Collegiate career[edit]

Lock began his collegiate career by going 6-for-10 for 138 yards and a touchdown in the season-opener against Southeast Missouri State while coming off the bench for two series.[6] He then took over as Mizzou's starting quarterback over the final eight games of 2015. In a win over South Carolina, he became the school's first true freshman to start at quarterback since Corby Jones in 1995, going 21-for-28 for 136 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Against BYU at Arrowhead Stadium, Lock was 19-of-28 for a career-best 244 yards and a touchdown while also setting career highs in both passer rating and passing yards while posting his second-best completion percentage of the season. He finished the season 129-of-263 for 1,332 yards and four touchdowns.

He finished the 2016 regular season ranked first in the SEC in passing yards (3,399) and second in passing yards per game (283.3) and yards per completion (14.34) while posting top-20 marks nationally in all three categories as well, peaking at 10th nationally with his 3,399 passing yards. Also, he ranked second in the SEC in completions per game (19.75) and third in total offense (293.5). His 3,399 yards through the air are the fifth-most in program history in a single season and the most ever in a 12-game season at Mizzou, while his 23 passing touchdowns were the sixth-most in program history and only three Mizzou quarterbacks have thrown for more in a single season. He completed 24-for-37 for a career-high 450 yards while tying a school record with five touchdowns against Eastern Michigan in Mizzou's home opener. He tossed for three more touchdowns on 23-of-38 passing in Mizzou's 28–27 loss to Georgia. His passing total of 1,106 yards was more than any Mizzou quarterback in his first three games ever. He played only the first half against Delaware State, but put up huge numbers in the 79–0 win. In the first half alone, he completed 26 of 36 passes for 402 yards while matching the school record with five touchdowns. He closed his season by sparking a second-half, 17-point comeback with a 67-yard TD pass to Johnathon Johnson against Arkansas. He finished that game going 16-for-26 with 268 yards and a score.[7]

In the 2017 season, Lock led the NCAA (FBS) and set the SEC and Missouri record for passing touchdowns (44) while helping the Tigers reach a bowl game after starting the season 1–5. He finished the season with 242-of-419 passing (57.8%) for 3,964 yards with 44 touchdowns and 13 interceptions (165.7 rtg.). Lock was selected to the First-team All-SEC. He finished his college football career with a total of 99 touchdowns.

Statistics[edit]

Season Games Passing Rushing
GP GS Cmp Att Pct Yards Avg TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2015 12 8 129 263 49.0 1,332 5.1 4 8 90.5 52 28 0.5 1
2016 12 12 237 434 54.6 3,399 7.8 23 10 133.3 52 123 2.4 1
2017 13 13 242 419 57.8 3,964 9.5 44 13 165.7 43 111 2.6 1
2018 13 13 275 437 62.9 3,498 8.0 28 8 147.7 55 135 3.2 6
Career[8] 50 46 883 1,553 56.9 12,193 7.9 99 39 138.8 201 437 2.2 9

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Wonderlic
6 ft 3+34 in
(1.92 m)
228 lb
(103 kg)
32+12 in
(0.83 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.69 s 4 12 s 4.12 s 7.03 s 31 in
(0.79 m)
9 ft 4 in
(2.84 m)
26
All values from NFL Draft

2019 season[edit]

Lock was selected by the Denver Broncos in the second round with the 42nd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.[9][10][11] He suffered a thumb injury in the preseason and was placed on injured reserve on September 1, 2019.[12] He was designated for return from injured reserve on November 12, 2019, and resumed practicing with the team.

On November 30, 2019, the Broncos activated Lock off of injured reserve and named him the starter for their game the next day against the Los Angeles Chargers.[13] He threw for 134 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, and he moved the Broncos down the field in the last 15 seconds (via a pass interference penalty on the Chargers' Casey Heyward Jr.) to set up a Brandon McManus 53-yard field goal as time expired, leading the Broncos to a 23–20 win, his first NFL victory.[14] During Week 14 against the Houston Texans, a game in which the Texans were favored by nine points, Lock threw three touchdowns in the first half and led another scoring drive to start the second half, giving his team a 38–3 lead. The Broncos eventually won the game 38–24, and Lock finished with 309 passing yards, three touchdowns, and an interception.[15] He ended up starting the remainder of the season. In five games, he finished with 1,020 passing yards, seven touchdowns, and three interceptions.[16] He went 4–1 as a starter in 2019 and in the process, tied with legendary Broncos quarterback John Elway for the most franchise wins by a rookie QB with four, only needing five games to accomplish the feat that Elway did not reach until his 10th game.[17]

2020 season[edit]

In Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans on Monday Night Football, Lock threw for 216 yards and a touchdown during the 16–14 loss.[18] In Week 2, he left the game early in the first quarter with a shoulder injury against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Without Lock, the Broncos lost the game 26–21.[19] Lock would return from his injury in the Broncos' Week 6 matchup against the New England Patriots. In the game, Lock had only 189 yards passing and two interceptions, but the Broncos won the game 18-12 thanks to six Brandon McManus field goals.[20] With the win, Lock became the youngest QB ever to defeat the Patriots at Gillette Stadium under head coach Bill Belichick, as well as the second QB to do so while throwing multiple interceptions (Kurt Warner also accomplished the feat back in 2001). In Week 8 against the Los Angeles Chargers, he had 248 passing yards, three passing touchdowns, and one interception in the 31–30 comeback victory.[21] The third touchdown pass was a game-winning one-yard pass to K. J. Hamler with no time remaining.[22] In Week 9 against the Atlanta Falcons, Lock threw for 313 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception and rushed for 47 yards and another touchdown in the 34–27 loss.[23] In Week 10 against the Las Vegas Raiders, Lock would have the worst passing performance of his career, throwing for 257 yards, one touchdown, and 4 interceptions during the 37–12 loss.[24] On November 28, 2020, Lock was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list after coming in close contact with Jeff Driskel, who tested positive for the virus.[25] Lock and the other three quarterbacks on the Broncos roster were fined by the team for violating COVID-19 protocols.[26] He was activated on December 1.[27] In Week 14, against the Carolina Panthers, he had 280 passing yards and four passing touchdowns in the 32–27 victory.[28] In Week 17 against the Las Vegas Raiders, Lock threw for 339 yards and 2 touchdowns during the 32–31 loss.[29] Lock finished the 2020 season with 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions, tied for the most interceptions in the NFL with Carson Wentz,[30] despite only playing in 13 games. His completion percentage of 57.3% was the lowest among the 35 quarterbacks with at least 150 passing attempts in 2020.[31]

2021 season[edit]

Lock spent the offseason before the 2021 season in a competition with newly acquired quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. On August 25, Bridgewater was named the starter for week one[32] ahead of Lock, after a close battle in the first and second preseason games. Lock played against Baltimore Ravens in Week 4 after Bridgewater suffered a concussion. He completed 12 of 21 (57.1%) passes for a total of 113 yards and an interception, resulting in a 52.3 QB rating in the 23-7 loss.

NFL career statistics[edit]

Legend
Led the league
Bold Career high
Year Team Games Passing Rushing Sacks Fumbles
GP GS Comp Att Pct Yards Avg TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD Sck SckY Fum Lost
2019 DEN 5 5 100 156 64.1 1,020 6.5 7 3 89.7 18 72 4.0 0 5 26 3 1
2020 DEN 13 13 254 443 57.3 2,933 6.6 16 15 75.4 44 160 3.6 3 19 123 8 3
Career 18 18 354 599 59.1 3,953 6.6 23 18 79.1 62 232 3.7 3 24 149 11 4

References[edit]

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