Drew Lock and the Flying Lugnut

Jan 3, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) during the fourth quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Drew Lock is familiar with evading opposing defensive linemen, but he is not familiar with dodging flying parts of a car. A scary situation happened Wednesday, as when Lock was traveling roadside in Kansas, his car windshield was shattered by a flying lug nut from across a median.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the former Missouri Tiger also had to avoid a bouncing tire, but he was unhurt in the incident.


As Lock prepares to go into his third season in the NFL, he will have some competition to be the primary signal-caller, as the Broncos acquired Teddy Bridgewater in a trade with the Carolina Panthers hours before the 2021 draft.

Following a solid rookie campaign in 2019, Lock had some struggles last season, obtaining 2933 passing yards and 16 touchdowns, but he did lead the league with 15 interceptions thrown.

This incident was something out of the blue for Drew Lock, and perhaps this could serve as motivation to take the reins and lead the Broncos for more success in 2021.