LA Chargers: Why Tyrod Taylor is the worst quarterback in the AFC West
By Jason Reed
2. A small sample size does not make Drew Lock less talented
Drew Lock took over the starting quarterback duties of the Denver Broncos in the last third of the season in 2019 and posted a 4-1 record to end the season on a positive note. With that in mind, the Broncos’ gameplan this offseason was to surround Lock with as many weapons as possible and they did just that.
Lock was drafted in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Broncos, so he had some stock to his name. And to be fair, he looked really solid in his five games but there has been one argument that has been used against him.
The sample size is small.
Yes, the sample size is small and in those five games Lock put together a 16-game pace of 3,264 yards and 22 touchdowns. It is unfair to simply assume that his trends would continue over 16 games.
However, it is also unfair to simply dismiss his talent because his sample size was small. Sure, over a 16-game season he will face more challenges, but the raw talent is there and we got a sneak peek into that.
Personally, I am high on Lock as he is someone who I wanted the Chargers to draft in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. I do not think he is going to light up the world in 2020, but I do get 2017 Rams vibes where Lock is going to thrive and the Broncos are going to win 10-11 games.
And to be fair, while Lock has only five NFL starts, Tyrod Taylor has not been the full-time starting quarterback in three years.