The Las Vegas Raiders defeated the Denver Broncos in Week 10 by the score of 37-12.
That victory lifts the Raiders to 6-3 and drops the Broncos to 3-6.
There is no love lost between these two teams.
The Raider fanbase didn’t forget the little Drew Lock dance on the Denver sidelines during their December 2019 loss to the Broncos.
As the final seconds ticked down on yesterday’s game, social media lit up like a Christmas tree with the recipient of the Raiders’ fans jest being Broncos QB Drew Lock.
Social Media Disses Lock
Lock was speaking facts pic.twitter.com/75wiwFMZmZ
— Shane Greaney 🏴☠️ (@ShanyeWest15) November 16, 2020
“How many INTs did Drew Lock throw today?” pic.twitter.com/BwzYdwS6YL
— FEED JOSH JACOBS (6-3)☠️ (@RaidersMane) November 16, 2020
Drew Lock did have a miserable day against the Raiders.
He completed 23 out of 47 passes for 257 yards.
Lock threw 1 TD pass and the aforementioned 4 INTs.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, he also suffered an oblique injury on a play where he was hit in the ribs and fumbled the ball.
The Broncos did regain possession of the fumbled ball.
Like Lock, neither Rypien nor Driskel has dazzled.
2019 Drew Lock
Before Raiders fans get blamed for being unsportsmanlike, a little context is required.
Drew Lock came off the bench in 2019 and did a great job.
He completed 100 out of 156 passes for 1,020 yards.
Lock threw 7 TDs to just 3 INTs.
In 5 starts, he went 4-1; one of his victories was a 16-15 close win over the Raiders.
During the Broncos vs. Raiders game in December 2019, Lock was caught on the sidelines doing this dance.
Officially a Drew Lock fan!pic.twitter.com/codT0XT5ir
— BLACK ADAM SCHEFTER (@B1ackSchefter) December 30, 2019
Naturally this did not sit well with Raiders fans.
2020 Drew Lock
Just like 2020 has turned everything upside down, the same can be said for Drew Lock’s play this year.
As good as he was in 2019 is about as bad as he is in 2020.
He has completed 131 passes out of 238 for 1,497 yards.
His TD to INT ratio is 7 TDs to 10 INTs.
It seems the Raiders fans were waiting for this victory to further pounce on Lock.
Denver’s QB Woes
Peyton Manning retired from the Broncos in 2015.
The team has not had a steady, consistent QB since then.
It is baffling how a Hall-of-Fame QB like John Elway cannot evaluate QB talent now that he works in the Broncos front office.
Drew Lock came from Missouri and was selected in the 2nd round of the 2019 NFL Draft (42nd overall).
Though Drew Lock doesn’t seem to be the answer, the Broncos are in a long-term relationship with him.
He is in the second year of a four year contract with the team.
The contract is valued at $7 million with almost $4.5 million of that money guaranteed.
At some point, the Broncos may decide to cut bait with Lock and absorb the financial loss.
Another Meeting with the Raiders
Assuming Lock is still the starting QB in Week 17, he can look forward to another meeting with the Las Vegas Raiders.
One consolation for Lock is that the January 3 game is in Denver.
If he doesn’t play better than he did yesterday, he can expect to start 2021 with Raiders’ fans trolling him again.