Drew Lock is a quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. He played high school football and basketball in Lee's Summit, MO. He was rated a two-star basketball prospect coming out of high school, but a four-star quarterback and committed to the University of Missouri. He started his freshman season as a backup, but eventually took the starting job and started the final eight games of the season. Lock would go on to start the following three seasons at Missouri, throwing for over 3,000 yards each year. In his junior year, he threw for a school-record 44 touchdowns and had an impressive passer rating of 165.7. At the 2019 NFL combine, he ran a notable 4.69 (81st percentile) 40 time, but his 9-inch hands measured in at just the 5th percentile.
Drew Lock's impressive college stats and towering 6’-4” height was enough for the Broncos to take him in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft with the No. 42 overall pick. He sprained his thumb in the preseason and was shut down for most of his rookie year, but returned to the team at the end of the season. In his first start, he was able to get the offense in position to kick a late field goal and beat the Chargers. While his overall stats were not impressive, Lock went 4-1 as starter and the Broncos felt comfortable keeping him as the starter for the future. The 2020 season would go much differently. He finished that year tied with Carson Wentz for the most interceptions thrown (15) and a completion percentage of 57.3-percent, the lowest among all quarterbacks with at least 150 passing attempts.
The Broncos brought in Teddy Bridgewater for the 2021 season. Bridgewater started the first three games until he was injured. Lock continued to play poorly when handed the job, evidenced by his 52.3 QBR in Week 4. He looked even worse in Week 12 when he recorded a 25.6 QBR. Lock finished the 2021 season with the fantasy ranking of QB 42. His draft capital and starting experience may allow him to stay in the league as a backup, but his time as a starter in the NFL is likely over. If the film wasn’t incriminating enough, the Next Gen Stats look even worse. His completion rating on deep balls has been at or under 28% every year of his career. Entering the final year of his rookie contract with the Broncos, Lock was shipped to Seattle in the Russell Wilson trade. Whether he ever starts another game is yet to be determined.