Drew Lock off to another hot start with multi-TD first half against Houston
It took a while for Drew Lock to get on the field in Denver, but the former Mizzou quarterback is showing why he was one of the quarterbacks in the class of 2019.
The Houston Texan defense recently dominated Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, but Lock and the Broncos are having no such trouble. Late in the second quarter, Lock is 13-of-15 passing for 212 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Drew Lock with the Buzz Lightyear celebration (Pt. 2) pic.twitter.com/hNIK3ugM8q
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The “Buzz Lightyear” celebration is Lock having some fun with his teammate OL Dalton Risner’s friendly joking, per Broncos Wire:
Risner and quarterback Drew Lock were both selected in the second round of this year’s NFL draft and they roomed together in the spring. They formed a friendship and Risner, being the jokester that he is, has carried their banter into the huddle.
“Dalton Risner likes to give me a lot of crap in the huddle, especially in practice,” Lock said with a smile Wednesday. “He’ll go up to the ball after I call a play, he’ll ask me, and say the exact opposite of the play pretty much. ‘No, Dalton.’ He’s just trying to get me all riled up.”
Lock did not call plays in college while at Missouri so he has been wearing an armband to call plays. Risner couldn’t let that slide.
“That first time out there where I was in the huddle, Buzz Lightyear was used,” Lock said. “‘To Infinity and Beyond,’ with the play calls on my arm, they got all of it ready for me. It’s been fun. It keeps things light for sure in practice. Dalton likes to talk.”
It’s a shame we haven’t gotten to see Lock do this all year long.