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Drew Lock has impressive start in debut

Drew Lock of the Denver Broncos throws a pass as he warms up before a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Empower Field at Mile High on December 1, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

UPDATE: The Broncos beat the Chargers 23-20. Drew Lock threw for 134 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, and added 15 rushing yards.

The Denver Broncos made a quarterback change heading into Week 13, and it’s paying early dividends. Drew Lock made his NFL debut against the Los Angeles Chargers, and as the first quarter comes to an end, he has completed 9 of 13 passes for 73 yards and two touchdowns. Lock has connected with six different receivers, but both touchdowns went to Courtland Sutton.

The Broncos traded up in the second round to pick Lock, but he opened the season on injured reserve. Joe Flacco started in Week 1, but an injury resulted in Brandon Allen getting a shot. Allen was not good, and eventually head coach Vic Fangio decided to make a change to Lock.

The Broncos invested enough capital in Lock that they need to get a handle on what he can bring to the table. He is likely to start the team’s remaining four games. He is not a fantasy option at this point, but hopefully continues to upgrade Courtland Sutton and the rest of the Broncos skill position players.