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Hall of Fame Game gives us a first look at Broncos' young quarterbacks

The preseason officially began on Thursday as the Denver Broncos defeated the Atlanta Falcons, 14-10, in the yearly NFL Hall of Fame Game. For the Broncos, it was not only their first game but their first opportunity to see rookie quarterbacks Drew Lock and Brett Rypien in action. Racking up meaningful reps in the preseason will be necessary for their improvement, and they will be watched closely by Vic Fangio and his staff. Last night's game gave us a good glimpse of both as they combined to drop back 26 times.

Lock, a second-round selection from the 2019 NFL Draft, wasn't able to get much going during his debut, completing 7-of-11 passes for just 34 yards — just 3.09 yards per attempt. Lock struggled to push the ball down the field in the contest, going 0-2 on deep attempts while only gaining 41.2% of his yards in the air.

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