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NFL Trade Rumors: Will the Denver Broncos trade Drew Lock?

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock
Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock
Walter Sharp
ANALYST
Modified 24 Feb 2021
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The Denver Broncos have made it known that they're interested in the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes if he becomes available. That in turn suggests Drew Lock's future with the Broncos could be in jeopardy. Denver has been unsure about Lock's status as the long-term answer at quarterback.

In Lock's first full season as a starter, he recorded 19 total touchdowns, but he also threw 15 interceptions. He failed to reach 3,000 yards passing, and at one point during the 2020 season the Denver Broncos did not have a starting quarterback whatsoever. (The team's entire QB room missed a game due to COVID-19 protocols.)

Looking at the last two seasons that Drew Lock has spent in Denver brings up a good question. What is he worth in the trading market? The answer is unclear, but the Broncos will have to ask themselves that question if they decide to shop him this offseason.


Which teams will be interested if Drew Lock is available in a trade?

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock could be available this off-season
Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock could be available this off-season

Drew Lock will be entering his third NFL season, so he still has plenty of time to grow. He will only be 25 years old next season, but it's uncertain whether the Denver Broncos quarterback will be successful in the NFL.

Though it's fair to wonder how Lock will continue to develop, only time will tell if getting out of Denver will help his career. If the Broncos decide to look for a fresh start at quarterback, there are three potential landing spots for Drew Lock.


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1) Houston Texans

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson

Drew Lock could be a part of the blockbuster trade for Deshaun Watson. He won't be the top prize in a trade for Watson, but he would be a part of it. The Broncos will need to offer Lock and other defensive talent, along with a number of picks, to make the deal good enough for the Texans.

Needless to say, Watson would be a massive upgrade over Lock, as he has already found a lot of success in the NFL.


2) San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers HC Kyle Shanahan
San Francisco 49ers HC Kyle Shanahan
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Drew Lock might be a last resort for the San Francisco 49ers. With the 49ers potentially releasing Jimmy Garoppolo, they will be in search for a new starting quarterback. If they miss out on Deshaun Watson and fail to trade up in the draft, look for the 49ers to call the Denver Broncos about Drew Lock.


3) Washington Football Team

Washington is in the search for a starting quarterback
Washington is in the search for a starting quarterback

Washington is another team that is picking high in the 2021 NFL Draft. The Washington Football Team could give Lock a fresh start.

With the NFC East being the weakest division in the NFL, Lock could make a playoff run in Washington. The reigning NFC East Champions will be looking to upgrade at the quarterback position, and Lock could be the answer.

Published 23 Feb 2021, 09:42 IST
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