If you happened to turn on the Saturday afternoon game between the Denver Broncos and the visiting Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter, you’d be surprised to see the score of 14-7 with the Broncos in the lead. If you’re watching the whole game, you’re likely even more surprised knowing that it’s Drew Lock‘s rushing ability that has the Chiefs playing at a deficit.
To look at the box score, Drew Lock only has 2 total completions on 7 attempts in what looks like a dominant defensive performance for the Chiefs. Instead, the Broncos are up 14—all points scored by Denver’s offense—because Lock has been able to move the chains with his legs.
That’s not to say that Lock has been impressive overall. The slippery turf has been a nightmare for both defenses and costly penalties have kept the Broncos in the game. For example, Zayne Anderson of the Chiefs roughed the Broncos punter to give them the ball back en route to their first touchdown of the game.
That said, Lock deserves credit for at least taking what the Chiefs are giving him, and he’s doing his best Lamar Jackson impersonation in the first half. He has 2 rushes for 28 yards and 2 touchdowns so far.
Here’s a look at his first touchdown that tied the game on that drive kept alive by Anderson’s penalty:
From there, Lock brought the very next drive home with another touchdown scramble that looked quite impressive.
From there, the Lamar Jackson comparisons were flying on Twitter. Denver can only hope that’s the case going forward.