Don’t be surprised when Saints are linked to Drew Lock next offseason
With former New Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater winning the starting quarterback job for the Denver Broncos, that leaves Drew Lock as the odd man out and someone the team is likely going to part ways with in the near future.
Assuming Lock stays on the Broncos’ roster this year, they’ll certainly look to trade the young man next offseason and Saints fans shouldn’t be the least bit surprised when their team is listed as a landing spot for him.
Lock played college football at Missouri where he threw for 12,193 yards, 99 touchdowns, and 39 interceptions through four years with the Tigers. Lock was certainly talented, which played a factor in him going in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, but he was never great against ranked teams and that was certainly what ailed him.
Be that as it may, Lock went in the second round to the Broncos where he didn’t find his way onto the field until midway through his rookie season due to injury. When he did take the field, he gave Broncos fans hope, tossing for 1,020 yards, seven touchdowns, and three picks through five starts.
Year two wasn’t as kind to Lock through 13 starts, as he threw for 2,933 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 15 picks. He definitely regressed but that wasn’t surprising considering how little playing time he saw as a rookie.
Drew Lock will be linked to the Saints next offseason
Unless Jameis Winston lights it up and then chooses to stay with the Saints for 2022 and beyond, the Saints are going to be looking for a new quarterback next year. Lock is still young enough (he’ll turn 25 years old in November) that he can turn his career around and become a reliable starting signal-caller and maybe Sean Payton and the Saints would see value in him there.
The Broncos could decide to trade Lock before the season even begins but with Bridgewater’s numbers last year, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for them to keep both quarterbacks. If Lock is with the Broncos when the season comes to an end, New Orleans will definitely be connected to him on multiple occasions.