Speaking to reporters Thursday, Miller said Lock has "got everything you need" and is a "star in the making." He also put Lock in the same conversation as Tony Romo and Aaron Rodgers, per Zac Stevens of DNVR:
Lock opened the season on injured reserve because of a thumb injury he suffered in the preseason. He was at practice for the first time Tuesday in preparation for Denver's Week 11 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings.
The Broncos' plan was clear when they selected Lock with the 42nd overall pick in the 2019 draft. He'd likely spend a year as Joe Flacco's backup before assuming the starting job in 2020.
While Lock isn't immediately replacing Allen, a quarterback change wouldn't be surprising with the team sitting at 3-6. In addition to Miller, Broncos head coach Vic Fangio sang Lock's praises and spoke to how he's already getting important reps in practice:
The Broncos' 2019 campaign has fallen far short of expectations. The acquisition of Flacco suggested the front office was looking to contend for the playoffs.
Lock's return and the possibility he makes his regular-season debut can at least provide a glimmer of hope in the weeks ahead.
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