Drew Lock

Seattle Seahawks
Quarterback #3
Seattle Seahawks
Quarterback #3

Drew Lock News

Survives draft day

Lock is expected to compete with Geno Smith and Jacob Eason for the starting quarterback job after the Seahawks didn't select a quarterback in the 2022 NFL Draft, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: There was only one quarterback drafted in the first 73 picks, and despite having four picks in that stretch, the Seahawks opted to upgrade their offensive line and add a high-end running back and edge rusher. That's good news for Lock, who was part of the trade package that the Seahawks received for Russell Wilson. Lock has a big arm but was mediocre over 24 games (21 starts) with the Broncos over the last three years, completing 59.3 percent of his passes for 4,740 yards (6.7 YPA), 25 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. He also ran for 285 yards and five scores. Unless the Seahawks bring in Baker Mayfield via trade or a veteran in free agency, the main competition in training camp will be between Lock and Smith while Eason makes a longshot bid.

May 1, 2022 9:24 AM EST

Sent to Seattle

The Broncos dealt Lock, tight end Noah Fant, defensive end Shelby Harris and five draft picks to the Seahawks for Russell Wilson and a fourth-round pick, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: A 2019 second-rounder, Lock has struggled when he's stepped foot on the field, completing 59.3 percent of his passes for 4,740 yards, 25 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in 24 appearances while compiling an 8-13 record as a starter. Once the trade is on the books, Lock and Jacob Eason will be the only signal-callers on Seattle's roster, meaning the team likely will continue to tinker with the QB room as the offseason goes on.

Mar 8, 2022 11:38 AM EST

Mixed bag in finale

Lock completed 12 of 24 passes for 162 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in the Broncos' 28-24 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday. He also rushed four times for 35 yards and two scores.

Analysis: Lock authored a pair of impressive first-half scoring drives of 67 and 80 drives, finishing off the marches with rushing touchdowns of five and 23 yards, respectively. Those would prove to be the highlight of a pedestrian passing performance in particular, one that saw him complete just 50.0 percent of his throws and fail to manufacture enough impact plays in the second half. Lock was merely average while starting the last three games of the season in place of Teddy Bridgewater (IR-concussion), and with the latter heading into unrestricted free agency, it's possible Lock, who's signed through next season, is very much in the running to reclaim the starting quarterback job in 2022.

Jan 8, 2022 5:22 PM EST

Avoids designation for finale

Lock (shoulder) practiced fully Thursday and doesn't have an injury designation for Saturday's game against the Chiefs, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: Lock is set to make his third consecutive start this weekend while the Broncos close their season without Teddy Bridgewater, who wasn't able to clear the NFL's five-step concussion protocol before being moved to injured reserve Wednesday. Brett Rypien will serve as the backup to Lock, who has completed 33 of 47 attempts (70.2 percent) for 398 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions over the past two weeks. Though Lock has done a good job playing mistake-free football of late, expect Denver to once again lean heavily on a low-tempo ground-heavy game plan that will likely limit his overall passing volume.

Jan 6, 2022 1:51 PM EST

Limited at practice

Lock (shoulder) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: With Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) on IR, Lock is expected to start Saturday's game against Kansas City. Thursday's injury report will reveal whether the QB heads in the weekend with an injury designation or fully cleared to play in Denver's season finale.

Jan 5, 2022 3:21 PM EST

On track to start Saturday

With Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) on IR, per Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site, Lock (shoulder) is expected to start Saturday's game against Kansas City.

Analysis: Lock was listed as a limited practice participant Tuesday, but barring a setback, his shoulder injury isn't expected to impact his Week 18 availability. However, the QB will likely need to practice fully in the next couple of days in order to head into the contest minus an injury designation.

Jan 5, 2022 11:49 AM EST

Limited to begin Week 18 prep

Denver listed Lock as a limited participant on Tuesday's estimated practice report due to a right shoulder injury, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: Lock suffered the injury in the first half of last week's 34-13 loss to the Chargers, but he missed only one series before finishing the day with 18 completions for 245 yards and a touchdown on 25 attempts. The signal-caller's ability to return to the contest suggests that his estimated limitations two days after the game are likely just maintenance-related. Assuming he upgrades to full activity by Thursday, Lock will be in line to make his third straight start Saturday against the Chiefs, as head coach Vic Fangio already told the media Monday that he's planning on having the 25-year-old direct the offense once again since Teddy Bridgewater has yet to resume practicing since entering the concussion protocol Dec. 19. Brett Rypien, who made a brief cameo in relief in Week 17, is on track to serve as Lock's backup in the season finale.

Jan 4, 2022 1:01 PM EST

Expected to start Saturday

Lock (shoulder) is expected to start Saturday's game against the Chiefs, Ben Swanson of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: Coach Vic Fangio said Monday that Teddy Bridgewater remains in the concussion protocol and signaled that Lock is in line to start if Bridgewater is unavailable. The 2019 second-rounder briefly exited Sunday's loss to the Chargers in the first half due to a shoulder injury but was able to return to the field. Lock said after the game that he didn't think the injury impacted his play much, but the team will likely monitor his health in practice ahead of Saturday's regular-season finale. If Lock wouldn't be able to play, Brett Rypien would be next in line to start.

Jan 3, 2022 11:49 AM EST

Efficient in Sunday's loss

Lock completed 18 of 25 passes for 245 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-13 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: It was a better performance than Lock managed last week against the Raiders, but the end result was the same for the Broncos. His lone TD pass, a five-yard toss to Noah Fant, came in the fourth quarter after the game was well out of reach. Depending on Teddy Bridgewater's progress from his concussion, Lock may have to make the start in Denver's final game of the season, Week 18 against Kansas City.

Jan 2, 2022 7:03 PM EST

Returns to game

Lock was able to return to Sunday's game against the Chargers after having left the contest due to a shoulder issue.

Analysis: The QB was out long enough for Brett Rypien to attempt two passes in his absence, but in his first play back Lock connected with wideout Courtland Sutton for a 44-yard gain.

Jan 2, 2022 2:06 PM EST

Hurts shoulder Sunday

Lock exited Sunday's game against the Chargers after suffering a shoulder injury.

Analysis: With Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) out this week, Lock was replaced at QB by Brett Rypien. Prior to his departure from the contest, Lock completed 2-of-5 passing attempts for 15 yards and ran once for six yards.

Jan 2, 2022 1:50 PM EST

Filling in for Bridgewater again

With Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) having been ruled out, Lock is slated to start Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Analysis: In that context, Lock is an option for those in two-QB formats or who are scrambling for a Week 17 signal caller for any reason. However, with wideouts Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick on the reserve/COVID-19 list and Courtland Sutton (illness) questionable for the contest, Lock figures to be working with a depleted pass-catching corps Sunday, which doesn't help his fantasy prospects.

Dec 31, 2021 2:28 PM EST

Listed as full practice participant

Lock (ankle) was listed as a full participant on Thursday's practice estimate, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: Meanwhile, fellow signal caller Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) was listed as a non-participant. At this stage, it seems plausible that come Friday Bridgewater will be ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers. In that case, Lock would be in line to draw his second straight start at QB this weekend.

Dec 30, 2021 2:57 PM EST

Logs limited practice

Though Lock was limited in practice Wednesday due to an ankle injury, Ryan O'Halloran of the Denver Post indicates that all signs continue to point to the QB starting Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Analysis: At this stage, fellow signal caller Teddy Bridgewater, who suffered a concussion on back on Dec. 18, remains in the NFL's concussion protocol and Lock is trending toward his second straight start for the Broncos, in spite of the ankle issue that popped up on Wednesday's injury report.

Dec 29, 2021 3:53 PM EST

Trending toward Week 17 start

Lock is expected to remain Denver's starting QB for Sunday's game against the Chargers, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Analysis: Meanwhile, fellow signal caller Teddy Bridgewater remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, with Rapoport indicating that the Broncos won't rush him back. In his first start of the season, while subbing for Bridgewater, Lock completed 15 of 22 passes for 153 yards in this past weekend's 17-13 loss to the Raiders.

Dec 29, 2021 9:27 AM EST

Does little in loss

Lock completed 15 of 22 passes for 153 yards in Sunday's 17-13 loss to the Raiders. He also added 10 yards on two carries.

Analysis: The Las Vegas defense stacked the box to stop the run and dared Lock to beat them, and the third-year QB wasn't able to answer the challenge. Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) hasn't yet been ruled out for a Week 17 clash with the Chargers, but if Lock does get another start he'll need to be much better to keep the Broncos' fading playoff hopes alive.

Dec 26, 2021 6:17 PM EST

Starting this week

Lock will start Sunday's game against the Raiders, after Broncos coach Vic Fangio ruled out Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) on Wednesday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Analysis: While yet to make a start, Lock has appeared in three games this season, each time reminding the Broncos why he's a backup. He's completed 22 of 40 passes for 227 yards (5.7 YPA) this season, with one touchdown, three turnovers and five sacks. Lock does have a stronger arm than Bridgewater, but poor accuracy means the 25-year-old is unlikely to turn things around for Denver's talented-but-slumping WR group.

Dec 22, 2021 10:55 AM EST

Likely starting in Week 16

Lock will likely serve as the starter Sunday against the Raiders, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Analysis: Although Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) is feeling better Monday, coach Vic Fangio said that the 29-year-old is "highly unlikely" to play in Week 16. Fangio also confirmed that Lock will serve as the starting quarterback if Bridgewater is ultimately sidelined. The 2019 second-rounder had lackluster results in relief of Bridgewater on Sunday and completed six of 12 passes for 88 yards and a touchdown.

Dec 20, 2021 10:40 AM EST

Throws touchdown in relief

Lock completed of six of his 12 passes for 88 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 15-10 loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: Lock entered the game early in the third quarter after Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) exited with an apparent head injury. He immediately led the Broncos to the end zone, finding Tim Patrick for a 25-yard score. Lock was also able to move the offense at a decent clip from that point on, though he turned the ball over on a fumble deep in Cincinnati territory -- costing Denver a chance to go ahead in the game -- early in the final quarter. As has been the case throughout his professional career, Lock was plagued by inconsistency and that should be expected to continue if he takes over under center for a Week 16 matchup against Las Vegas.

Dec 19, 2021 8:48 PM EST

Throws pick in relief

Lock completed four of seven passes for 26 yards with an interception in Sunday's 28-13 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: Teddy Bridgewater limped off the field in the first half with a shin injury, forcing Lock into the game, and the 25-year-old's most notable play came when he was picked off by Derwin James. Bridgewater returned after the half, however, putting Denver's No. 2 QB back on the sidelines. It was Lock's first action since Week 4, and on 26 attempts this season he has a 0:2 TD:INT, making it clear why he lost a preseason job battle with Bridgewater.

Nov 28, 2021 6:52 PM EST

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