Lock finished the 2020 season having completed 57.3 percent of his 443 attempts for 2,933 yards, 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He added 160 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 44 carries.
Lock showed promise during his five-game audition in 2019, only to finish 2020 having provided little additional clarity as to whether he can be Denver's quarterback of the future. Potential explanations abound: a truncated offseason, a new scheme, a lost star receiver in Courtland Sutton and a very young supporting cast. Still, Lock's tendency to put the ball up for grabs deep down the field rather than take the underneath throw often made those excuses moot. There is some reason for optimism, including the fact that his two best statistical performances came during his final four games of the year, but it'd be a shock if Denver doesn't at least try to hedge its bet at QB this offseason. That decision will likely come from the yet-to-be-named new general manager, who won't have the investment in Lock that John Elway did after using a second-round pick on the Missouri product in 2019.