Drew Lock will return in time for Broncos to face Chiefs
By Matt Conner
Drew Lock should be back from an injury in time to face the Chiefs.
The Denver Broncos season has already spiraled out of control. Numerous injuries on both sides of the ball have depleted the roster of loads of talent, both young and old, and Vic Fangio is doing his best to stop the ship from completely sinking before the first month is even over. Fortunately, his quarterback, Drew Lock, is on his way back and should return before the season’s midpoint.
According to NFL reporter James Palmer, Lock is scheduled to return in time for the Miami Dolphins game in Week 6 on the Broncos calendar and could even be in play before then.
Lock injured his throwing shoulder during the team’s Week 2 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was a devastating blow to a team that has suffered one after another, even during the preseason. For Lock in particular, the loss was tough to take given that this was set to be his first full season as the team’s starting quarterback, a full slate to build upon what was largely a very promising debut in 2019’s final few games.
Last year, Lock went 4-1 in five games as a starter down the stretch, with his lone loss coming against the Kansas City Chiefs. He’ll now have a chance for redemption against the AFC West rival when the teams hook up in Week 7 for their first of two games—a timeline which means Denver will be back at full strength, at least at quarterback.
The Broncos have been getting by with Jeff Driskel and Brett Rypien under center, and they even signed Blake Bortles to a contract as well. Lock’s return will be a most welcome addition for a team that has suffered so much. It also gives them their best fighting chance against a looming showdown in the AFC West.