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Broncos, Briefly: Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020

Drew Lock might be good, folks. Take out the snowy game in Kansas City, and Lock played well. He completed 70.7 percent of passes for seven touchdowns and two interceptions. The team went 4-0 in those games. It appears Lock could be the guy, but of course the work will continue in the offseason to improve his skills.

As Steve Atwater contemplated football immortality bestowed by the Hall of Fame, one of the toughest tacklers ever to play in the NFL began to cry, thinking about how much that gold jacket would have meant to his late mother.

Prospect to watch: Trevon Diggs, Alabama. If Ohio State's Jeffrey Okudah is the first corner off the board — and many analysts already think he will be — Diggs sits among the next tier. The Athletic's Dane Brugler projected him to go to the Broncos in his first mock draft (the Broncos' 4-1 finish to the season knocked them back to No. 15 in the draft order), and it's not hard to see why.

The Broncos have found their coach and their quarterback for 2020 and perhaps the entire decade. Fangio told me in February he wants to finish his career with this franchise. "Yes, 10 years would be a good number.'' Lock said in a season exit conversation he intends to "keep taking off,'' apparently to infinity and beyond.

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