Tough news for the former Mizzou quarterback
Drew Lock is inching closer to his third season as an NFL quarterback, but unfortunately, he will begin the 2021 campaign as the backup quarterback for the Denver Broncos.
In an announcement on Wednesday, Teddy Bridgewater was named Denver’s starting quarterback after winning the starting nod over Lock.
Broncos named Teddy Bridgewater their starting QB.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 25, 2021
Coach Fangio informed our team this morning that Teddy Bridgewater will be the Broncos’ starting quarterback. pic.twitter.com/ZU0hNCi0kg— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) August 25, 2021
According to Broncos’ beat reporter Mike Klis, Lock handled the news as well as he could have, which is certainly good to see.
I was told Drew Lock handled the news like a 10-year pro. Not surprised. He’s always been accountable, respectful of the press even after the tough games.— Mike Klis (@mikeklis) August 25, 2021
Teddy B. earned the nod, but Broncos now have a lot of talent available on their bench. #9sports
Here are some of Drew Lock’s quotes:
Drew Lock: “Obviously, it’s disappointing. Every feeling that you could possibly have at this point, this day, this circumstance, you know they’re running deep." (1/4)— Mike Klis (@mikeklis) August 25, 2021
Here’s hoping Drew Lock responds well to this, and we’ll see what the future holds for him in Denver. According to James Palmer of the NFL Network, the Broncos still have ‘no desire’ to move on from Lock.
Moving on, Mizzou was well represented here in the 2021-22 St. Louis Post Dispatch’s Super 30 preseason countdown, which features the top senior college football prospects in the St. Louis area for local high school football.
So far, there are three Mizzou commits on here: Defensive back Isaac Thompson (SLUH) came in at No. 7.
Here’s Thompson on his commitment to Mizzou:
“We’re playing in the best conference in the country and it’s about an hour and a half from home. I felt I couldn’t go wrong with that.”
At No. 6, it’s defensive lineman Marquis Gracial from St. Charles.
“Marquis Gracial has sat in Nick Saban’s office. He’s been wooed by the most well-known college football programs in the nation. He’s rated a four-star recruit and one of the top players at his position.”
“The Mizzou coaches were on me every day. They kept coming with it. I’d rather be with somebody that makes sure I’m on my A game then somebody that barely hits me up. Mizzou was on me, every day they’d hit me. They sold me with that.”
There could very well be one more Mizzou commit on here when it’s all said and done. No surprise, but of course it is Luther Burden, who topped this list at No. 1.
“Where Burden lands after his senior season is anyone’s guess at this point. He’s made several unofficial visits to Mizzou and coach Eli Drinkwitz has made a habit of convincing area standouts to keep their talents close to home. There is also buzz that Georgia could be a real option. Then there’s the possibility he falls back in with Oklahoma.”
Lots of good stuff there. M-I-Z! Onto the links.
Yesterday at Rock M
- Akayleb Evans and Allie Green IV are here for a good time, writes Brandon Kiley
- Martez Manuel: The New Leader of Mizzou’s Defense, from Kortay Vincent
- From Parker Gillam: Practice notes as Mizzou switches towards Week 1 focus
- Tipsheet: Big Ten, Pac-12, ACC form flimsy alliance against SEC, writes Jeff Gordon
- MU women’s tennis team releases schedule, writes Joel Boenitz
- From Joel Boenitz: Tigers land another pitching transfer in Cheeley
- Game preview from Anthony Kristensen: MU soccer takes on Indiana State, searching for first win
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- Tyler Badie ready to step into larger role among Mizzou running backs entering 2021 season, writes Eric Blum
- Mizzou Sports Podcast: Missouri football 2021 season preview, with Eric Blum and editor Chris Kwiecinski
- Eli Drinkwitz says that Mizzou (among players and staff) is over the 85 percent vaccination rate.
Drinkwitz on team's vaccination rate: "I know the number of people who aren't vaccinated." He says between players & staff Mizzou is over 85 %.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) August 25, 2021
- Well, this doesn’t make any sense at all....
There will be no in-person postgame interviews for visiting media at SEC football games this year. Zoom only.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) August 25, 2021
I'll still travel to all of Mizzou's road games this fall, but that's disappointing considering we've been doing in-person interviews all summer.
- On the KC Sports Network, Martin Rucker and Tommy Saunders catch up with Eli Drinkwitz. You can watch the full episode here on YouTube.
With fall camp wrapping up for #Mizzou, @RuckerSouthSide and @TommySaunders84 sit down with @CoachDrinkwitz to talk about his path to #NewZou and what's in store for this season on this week's Making Mizzou, presented by @360vodka.— KC Sports Network (@KCSportsNetwork) August 25, 2021
Full episode: https://t.co/A23AEUc6tB pic.twitter.com/az5aNQ0r42
- Mizzou Tennis has announced their 2021-2022 schedule. Read more here on MUTigers.com.
- Mizzou Baseball has announced the transfer addition of Middle Tennesse’s Austin Cheeley (from Lutheran South High School in St. Louis)
Middle Tennessee ➡ Mid-Mo— Mizzou Baseball (@MizzouBaseball) August 25, 2021
Welcome STL native @big_cheeeese to the club
Held opponents to .241 hitting in 2021
K'd 19 in 21.1 IP
Surrendered just six extra-base hits in 2021#C2E ⚾ pic.twitter.com/32cSNnUydL
- I’m thinking Mizzou Baseball is going to have a big bounce back year. Can’t wait for next season! Let’s go, BieserBall!
- Jaidyn Doss, a three-star WR in the Class of 2023 from Raymore-Peculiar High School has Mizzou in his Top 7 schools
- Mizzou Tiger Talk on the radio begins next Wednesday with Drinkwitz!
- Good stuff from Cuonzo here:
- Meet Mizzou Basketball freshman Trevon Brazile!
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