'You can just believe in a guy like him': Despite imperfect stat line, Drew Lock helps Broncos grab win in return to field
After three weeks on the sideline, Drew lock reassumed control of the Broncos' offense on Sunday in an 18-12 win over the New England Patriots.
The second-year quarterback was ready to be back — and his teammates were glad to have him back, too.
"Drew is great," safety Justin Simmons said. "… Drew just has that swag factor and that 'it' factor where you can just believe in a guy like him when he's out there. He was playing great all day. I thought he made a lot of great throws."
Lock's stat line may not indicate the type of performance he enjoyed in his first career trip to Foxborough. He finished just 10-of-24 for 189 yards, two interceptions and a 34.9 quarterback rating. His completion percentage, interception total and quarterback rating were all career worsts.
But Lock also led the Broncos on six consecutive scoring drives, and he may well have had another hundred yards and two or three touchdown passes were it not for a few untimely drops by teammates.
"I thought Drew played well," Head Coach Vic Fangio said. "He hadn't played since about the 10th play of the Pittsburgh game and didn't really practice until this week. I thought he looked good out there — and when I say that I mean I thought he looked comfortable. He didn't look like a guy who was coming back from injury. He wasn't tentative, he was out there playing football the way we want him to play."
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