The Detroit Lions should take a flier on Drew Lock.
It seems the Denver Broncos are a real-life quarterback carousel since Peyton Manning retired. They’ve tried Brock Osweiler, Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch, Case Keenum, Joe Flacco, Brandon Allen, Jeff Driskel, Brett Rypien, Drew Lock, and Teddy Bridgewater all over the past six seasons.
Like everyone on this list, Drew Lock doesn’t have the makings of a franchise quarterback, but a fresh start could do the 25-year old some good after falling out of favor of Bridgewater this past summer. I expect the Broncos will be willing to re-sign Bridgewater as they, similar to the Lions, continue to search for their next franchise quarterback.
Lock was a product of Missouri and had been selected by the Broncos 42nd overall in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Lock has one year remaining on his rookie contract following this season which carries a cap hit of $2.2 million, with a dead cap of a mere $779,694. With Tim Boyle being a pending free agent plus failing to impress anyone in his opportunity to start this season, the Lions will need to bring in someone to push Goff; Lock could be that guy.
The Detroit Lions would need to trade for Lock, but he doesn’t carry much trade value at this time; GM Brad Holmes could likely secure his services for a seventh-round pick.
Throughout 18 career starts, Lock has produced an 8-10 record, throwing for 22 touchdowns and 20 interceptions, averaging just 6.5 yards per attempt.
Again, Lock doesn’t appear to be anything ‘special.’ Still, I’m not opposed to taking a look at a cheap, young quarterback that you’d be giving up next to nothing to acquire as the Lions continue to wait likely another year before attempting to draft their next franchise quarterback.