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2019 Power Rankings Roundup: Week 17


Last week: 24

[Justin] Simmons has had a career year as one of only a handful of players to top 80 tackles and grab at least four interceptions this season. He has played every snap the past two seasons -- 1,079 in 2018 to go with 1,008 through 15 games this season.

Sports Illustrated

Last week: 22

That's 3-1 for Drew Lock, who found nine different receivers for 192 yards and a TD on 25-of-33 passing. It remains to be seen whether John Elway finally found his man, but the sun is starting to peek out from behind the clouds in Denver.

Last week: 22

A Denver season that started terribly is ending on a high note. The Broncos have won three of their last four games, all started by rookie quarterback Drew Lock. Is he The Guy? "He's done enough to show he definitely could be the guy, and we're looking for that to be the case," Vic Fangio said after Sunday's 27-17 win over Detroit.

USA Today

Last week: 20

If not for defense's early season bout with mono, they might've been a wild-card contender after going 6-5 since start of October.

Bleacher Report

Last week: 21

On the surface, it wasn't the most impressive of wins. But for the third time in four games with rookie Drew Lock under center, the Broncos found a way to win.

Yahoo Sports

Last week: 20

The Broncos have a young and talented offense. We've seen good things, from time to time, from Drew Lock, Phillip Lindsay, Courtland Sutton and Noah Fant. That's a good core.

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports

Last week: 25

With such a youthful roster, including rookie quarterback Drew Lock, there is a lot to like about this team. They have played much better the past month.

Mark Maske, Washington Post

Last week: 19

The Broncos may have found something with Drew Lock at QB. It wasn't a great season, obviously. But with the Broncos set to emerge from it with hope that their QB situation finally has been resolved, it's not a total calamity, either.

Sporting News

Last week: 22

Drew Lock is helping the Broncos end Vic Fangio's first season on a high note, one that makes us wonder how things would have gone had the rookie been healthy and starting for a full season. We might see that in 2020.

Pro Football Talk

Last week: 20

For the first time in a long time, there's real hope in Denver.

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