Drew Lock will make his NFL debut Sunday.
The Broncos officially activated Lock off injured reserve on Saturday ahead of the Week 13 tilt. The second-round pick was placed on IR after suffering a thumb injury in a preseason game. Lock worked with the first team this week ahead of the roster move.
The Broncos sit at 3-8 overall, but their remaining 2019 opponents (Chargers, Texans, Chiefs, Lions and Raiders) are weaker defensively. Starting Lock gives the Broncos an opportunity to see the rookie in action as they continue to evaluate the QB position.
Lock is Denver’s seventh starting QB since Peyton Manning retired in 2016.