The Denver Broncos are 0-2 and their starting quarterback Drew Lock is banged up. The team was desperate so they went out and signed the best available free agent at this point. They signed Blake Bortles.
Bortles, the third-overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, joins Lock and Jeff Driskel on the team’s active roster. The veteran quarterback spent the first five years of his career with Jacksonville, where he threw for 17,646 yards, 103 touchdowns and 75 interceptions and posted a 80.6 quarterback rating. In 2017, Bortles helped lead the Jaguars to the AFC Championship Game.
The 6-foot-5, 236-pound player then signed with the Rams ahead of the 2019 season. He appeared in three games for the Rams as a reserve player.
Driskel did not look that bad filling in for Lock and is expected to start again this week. But here is my question, if Blake Bortles or Jeff Driskel begin to win with the players on the roster, what does that say for Drew Lock?
The Broncos went 7-9 last year and missed the playoffs, and his defense was incapable of stopping anyone early last season. Denver also has four losses of three or fewer points since Fangio took over, which leads the league.
Is Fangio the problem?
Many feel Fangio is a good hire for the Broncos, but John Elway and company did everything to make this offense successful. I mean they drafted a ton of talented players like Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler. They added Melvin Gordon in free agency. The team has weapons but they are not able to win.
Drew Lock will likely miss 2-6 weeks with a shoulder injury. So many believe that Drew Lock is the guy in Denver including myself, but if Bortles and/or Driskell have success with the same roster and can get wins, what does that say about Lock?
Many teams will want to draft Trevor Lawrence, and I have already watched numerous Broncos fans saying Tank of Trevor. Listen, you are going to have to no try if you want that to happen. Because many teams want him, and as of last night 11 teams were 0-2. The Dolphins landed a win that took them off that list, but the Texans who traded their first round pick to the Dolphins in 2021 is also 0-2.
I think Lock will be fine, but there are many Broncos fans panicking off of two games. Let’s see what Bortles/Driskell does before you throw in the towel on Lock.