“They’re really pleased with his progress behind the scenes,” Garafolo said during an appearance on Good Morning Football. “He’s gotten the ability to see how a quarterback prepares — Joe Flacco and Brandon Allen. Allen [has done] a good job of preparing during the week.
“So they’re happy with that part of his development. One of the things that they also like, he talks to everybody. He talks to the veterans, he talks to the defensive guys — so they feel like they have themselves a budding leader there . . . . so you could see Drew Lock down the stretch here.”
Lock is yet to appear in a regular-season game in the NFL. The 23-year-old quarterback racked up 12,193 passing yards and 99 touchdowns during his four years at Missouri. He also rushed for nine touchdowns.
The Broncos welcome quarterback Philip Rivers and the Chargers fresh off their bye week after losing to the Chiefs in Mexico City. In the first meeting of the season, the Broncos got the best of Rivers, limiting him to 211 passing yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions.
Hopefully that defensive effort and get Drew Lock his first win.