Broncos Offensive Stars Not Taking Offseason Off

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay and QB Drew Lock
Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay and QB Drew Lock | Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

The Denver Broncos are expecting to take a leap towards the playoffs in 2020 given how many new weapons they added on offense. Quarterback Drew Lock, only in his second season, is doing everything he can to get the offense on the same page.

Lock and several Broncos players have been running through Pat Shurmur's playbook this offseason. Among those featuring in the workouts are offensive linemen Ja'Wuan James and Dalton Risner, running back Phillip Lindsay, and rookie wide receiver KJ Hamler and Jerry Jeudy.

Lock started just five games for the Broncos last season, but there is optimism the former second-round pick can be Denver's quarterback of the future. The Broncos went 4-1 in games Lock started, with the only loss coming on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs in the snow. Lock completed 64 percent of his passes and threw seven touchdowns, and his numbers should get even better in a Pat Shurmur offense that gets good numbers out of quarterbacks regularly.

Lock's improvement paired with the influx of toys he has to play with at wide receiver and tight end should give Denver one of the league's most explosive passing offenses.

Lock isn't a sure-fire bet to pop during his first full season as a starter in 2020, but Denver has to be excited knowing that their quarterback is doing everything in his power to get his team ready for the season.