The Denver Broncos are expected to activate rookie QB Drew Lock from the injured reserve list and start him in Week 13’s game, according to Ian Rapoport.
All indications were that Lock was going to make his first NFL start this weekend after getting the majority of the first-team reps in practice this week.
Brandon Allen heads to the bench and will serve as Lock’s backup for Sunday’s game.
Lock, 22, was selected with the No. 42 overall pick in the second round of this year’s draft by the Broncos out of Missouri. He agreed to a four-year, $7,010,820 rookie contract including a $3,118,776 signing bonus.
The Broncos placed Lock on injured reserve coming out of the preseason with a thumb injury.
During his four-year college career at Missouri, Lock threw for 12,193 yards, 99 touchdowns and 39 interceptions. He also added 437 yards rushing and nine touchdowns.