Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock threw two touchdown passes to rookie wide receiver KJ Hamler on Sunday. The first one was an audible at the line of scrimmage.
“[He] kind of audibled the play a little bit — Drew gave me a certain look and told me to run the nine ball,” Hamler said after a 32-27 win. “I just took my release off the line, ducked my head and beat him with speed. Next thing I know, the ball’s in the air. My dad always said, ‘Every time you touch the ball and every time you get an opportunity, you’ve got to take advantage of it.’”
Hamler certainly took advantage of his opportunities. The Penn State product only had two catches in the game but he turned them into 86 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Broncos fans had to have liked seeing Lock recognizing coverage and changing the play to put Hamler in position to score.
“We recognized the man, gave KJ the go and sure enough he did what he needed to do and beat the guy,” Lock said after the game. “We put it out there and he scored …. I appreciate them giving me that opportunity to be able to take those plays up and give us nine balls.”
KCNC-TV’s Ryan Greene shared video of Lock giving the pre-snap audible on Twitter:
— Ryan Greene (@RyanCBS4) December 14, 2020
Lock finished the game 21-of-27 passing for 280 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions, marking the best game of his career.