Number Three: Taysom Hill vs Drew Lock
It doesn’t matter what game it is or what your offensive personality is, the game will always come down to how good or bad your starting quarterback played.
Taysom Hill is coming off his first career start against the Atlanta Falcons where he played very well. Drew Lock has had his moments with the Broncos this season, but he’s overall an above average signal-caller in this league.
Let’s start with Hill. Taysom Hill played his college football at BYU and hasn’t really played the quarterback position since. Hill is an incredible athlete, easily one of the best in the NFL, and he used his athleticism to his advantage against a weak Atlanta team.
Hill did not record a passing touchdown or interception against the Falcons, but he did record two rushing touchdowns and helped guide the Saints to victory.
Drew Lock is a bit of a different story. Lock was drafted to be the guy in Denver and it hasn’t really panned out for him quite yet. Lock this season has struggled quite a bit, but he still has a ton of potential as one of the younger starting quarterbacks in the NFL.
Lock has recorded a 3-5 win-loss record in 2020 and has completed just 55 percent of his passes with 1,767 passing yards and a touchdown to interception ratio of 7:11.
Lock has to be better with ball control against the Saints or they will take advantage as they did against the Falcons and Bucs earlier this season.